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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:

08:00 AM

End Time:

06:20 PM


From -4.5C to +6C at 15:00 hrs to +1C at 18:00 hrs.

Description of the Day:

Very nice day for November. Chinook cloudiness in the morning with clearing in the afternoon. Ridge wind from SW all day. From 50-81 km in morning hours to 25-40 km in mid-afternoon.
Eagles flew over Fisher Range from 10 to 17:00 hrs.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

54 ( adults-29, sub adults- 12, juvenile-7, unaged-6 )

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagles - 6 ( adult-3, sub adult-2, immature-1 ), Northern Goshawk -1 juvenile, Rough-legged Hawk - 1 unaged, dark morph.

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 11-12:00 hrs with 12 migrants. All were Golden Eagles.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 adult Northern Goshawk.

Other Birds:

Ring-billed Gull - 4, Northern Shrike - 2 ( adult & juvenile ), American Dipper - 2, Common Merganser - 4,
Bohemian Waxwing - 5.

Other Observations:

White-tailed Deer - 6, Bighorn Sheep - 14.

Number of Visitors: