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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

Start Time:

07:35 AM

End Time:

06:40 PM


From -5C to +12C

Description of the Day:

Today was one of the rare windless days with the perfect blue and clear sky all day. The light ground breeze starts after 14:30 hrs from NE. The ridge wind was all day between 13-20 km/hr only.
There was no raptors migration till 14:44 hrs and all birds flew over Fisher Range or below ridge level.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

3 ( A-2, U-1 )

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle - 2 ( juvenile and WB/ immature ), Sharp-shinned Hawk-3 ( A-2, U-1 ), Rough-legged hawk-1 U

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 15-16:00 hrs with 4 raptors.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 adult Northern Goshawk

Other Birds:

Bohemian Waxwings - 17,

Other Observations:

White-tailed Deer - 7, Bighorn Sheep - 5.

Number of Visitors: