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The Fall 2021 Migration Count has commenced and runs from Sep 20th until Nov 15th with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily — including viewing equipment available to the public. If interested in visiting the site, we suggest that you visit after 3pm. We see the majority of the migrating eagles in the later afternoon. This is the 29th consecutive year of vigilant recording. Mount Lorette site, Observation map.

Related links: Count Reports



Total Migratory Raptors: 3,520


Observers: George Halmazna, Dan Parliament with help from Cindy Parliament.

Start Time:

07:40 AM

End Time:

06:40 PM


From +10C to +18C in mid afternoon to +12 at 18:30 hrs.

Description of the Day:

Very warm day for October with clear sky for most of the day. Afternoon Ground wind was gusting from SW to 28 km/hr.
Ridge wind on Nakiska was from SSW gusting up to 103 km at 10:00 hrs to 69 km at 15:00 hrs.
Most eagles flew between 10-12:00 hrs. Last eagle observed at 13:22 hrs. No migrating raptor observed after 14:38 hrs.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

10 eagles = 2 adults, I juvenile and 7 unaged.

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1 unaged, Rough-legged Hawk - 3 unaged.

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 10-11:00 hrs with 6 Golden Eagles.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Northern Goshawk - 1 adult

Other Birds:

American Tree Sparrow, Belted Kingfisher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow.

Other Observations:

1 Butterfly - Morning Cloak,

Number of Visitors: