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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:

07:45 AM

End Time:

05:45 PM


From +5C to +8.5C at 13:00 hrs to +5C at 17:45 hrs

Description of the Day:

A windy day with flurries developing on SW and W sides of the valley from 13:00 hrs. Rain with snow in higher elevation moved over the valley after 16:45 hrs. All ridges were obscured after 17:20 hrs.
Eagles were migrating for 8 hours, from 9-17:00 hrs and all were flying over Fisher Range.
1st Golden Eagle flew at 9:11 hrs and last at 16:51 hrs.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

47 ( adult-28, sub-adult-2, juveniles-2, unaged-15)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle-4 adults, Sharp-shinned Hawk-1 adult,

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 11-12:00 hrs with 9 Golden Eagles and between 14-15:00 hrs with 9 migrating raptors (with 7 Golden Eagles)

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 adult Northern Goshawk hunting in the valley.

Other Birds:

Nothern Shrike-1 juvenile, Pileated Woodpecker-1, White-winged Crossbill-150.

Other Observations:

Nothing of note

Number of Visitors: