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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: Lori Anderson, Ian Dowson

Start Time:

08:15 AM

End Time:

06:30 PM


3.5C- 8C

Description of the Day:

Apart from a rainy period from 10:00- 12:00 and a few strong gusts of wind, it was a great fall day. Ground winds blew from the south and the SW/WSW ridge winds ranged from 40-80 km/h with gusts up to 115 km/h. Most migrants preferred the Eastern Route and appeared over Patrick or North Fisher.
An adult Northern Goshawk flew down and came within a few meters of the site offering a great view of its steel blue/grey plumage.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

4 Bald Eagles,1 Sharp-shinned Hawk and 1 Coopers Hawk.

Period with Most Migrants:

12:00- 13:00 and 17:00- 18:00 with 7 each hour.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Bald Eagle, 1 Northern Goshawk, 1 Rough-legged Hawk.

Other Birds:

1 American Dipper, 1 Hairy Woodpecker, 20 Bohemian Waxwings, 1 Belted Kingfisher, 1 White-winged Crossbill, and a conspiracy of 8 Ravens, 2 Black-billed Magpies.

Number of Visitors: