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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: Graeme Dunlop, Ethan Denton

Start Time:

08:15 AM

End Time:

06:15 PM


-7C to 6C

Description of the Day:

A cool, cloudless morning. Clouds gradually increased through the afternoon becoming 100% stratus by evening. Ground and ridge winds light S to SW. After a quiet morning Golden Eagles suddenly began appearing at noon. Between 13:00 and 15:00 129 Golden Eagles were seen. Movement slowed after 16:00. Most birds used the eastern flightpath.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle 3, Rough-legged Gawk 4, Red-tailed Hawk 2, Northern Goshawk 3, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Unidentified accipiter 1.

Period with Most Migrants:

14:00 to 15:00 with 72 raptors

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Golden Eagle

Other Birds:

1 Downy Woodpecker, 20 Bohemian Waxwing , 22 Common Redpolls, 15 Pine Siskins, 1 American Dipper

Number of Visitors: