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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: Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Start Time:

08:05 AM

End Time:

06:55 AM


started at 1C, high of 15C, finished at 12C

Description of the Day:

It was overcast and gloomy for most of the day, although the lack of sun did not stop the temperature from being abnormally warm. Few raptors were seen until mid-afternoon. A few sprinkles of rain were felt between noon and 3pm, but it was not enough to wet the ground. However, once the rain (if it can be called that) had passed, some blue sky was seen and a steady stream of raptors ensued until almost sunset.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle - 5, Northern Goshawk - 1, unknown accipiter - 1, Rough-legged Hawk - 1

Period with Most Migrants:

Nearly half the raptors passed by between 5pm and 6pm

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

The resident Golden Eagle is still here, as is a Northern Goshawk.

Other Birds:

Hairy Woodpecker 1, Canada Jay 4, Common Raven 9, Black-capped Chickadee 1, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1, American Dipper 1, American Robin 1, White-winged Crossbill about 100 flying south

Number of Visitors: