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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:

08:10 AM

End Time:

06:00 PM


+2C to +9C

Description of the Day:

A mix of sun and cloud with some light rain. Much darker clouds to the south and west for most of the day. SW winds. Calm at ground level in the morning, stronger in the afternoon. Ridge winds strong all day with some gusts over 100 km/h. Slow day for raptors.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

8 (3 adults, 5 unaged)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle 4, Northern Goshawk 1

Period with Most Migrants:

16:00 to 17:00 with 3 raptors

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:


Other Birds:

Red breasted Nuthatch 1, Northern Shrike 1, Pine Grosbeak 4, Mountain Bluebird 2, Clarks Nutcracker 1, American Dipper 1, White winged Crossbill 14, Bohemian Waxwing 36

Other Observations:


Number of Visitors: