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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, Ruth Morrow

Start Time:

08:00 AM

End Time:

05:15 PM


+4C to +7C

Description of the Day:

Cloudy day with dark rain/snow clouds to the south and west. Ridges became increasingly obscured through the day and rain began falling in late afternoon. Count was ended at 17:15 pm. Only 5 Golden Eagles were seen.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle 2, Rough-legged Hawk 1

Period with Most Migrants:

14:00 to 15:00 with 3 migrants

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Northern Goshawk 1

Other Birds:

Mountain Bluebird 2, Common Merganser 1, Hairy Woodpecker 1, Greater white-fronted Goose 23

Number of Visitors: