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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: Blake Weis, Annie Finch

Start Time:

08:30 AM

End Time:

06:20 PM


-1 to +3

Description of the Day:

Cloud cover varied from 30-80%. Wind gusted from the SW up to 30 km/h at ground level and 80 and ridge level. Those weather conditions were good for observation and migration but few raptors turned up to take advantage of them

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

6 Bald Eagles and 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk

Period with Most Migrants:

1-2 pm with 3 migrants

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Golden Eagle, 2 Bald Eagles and 1 Northern Goshawk

Other Birds:

1 Belted Kingfisher, 1 American Dipper, 30 Bohemian Waxwings, 15 Pine Grosbeaks, 57 Common Redpolls, 43 White-winged Crossbills and 1 Dark-eyed Junco

Other Observations:

Nothing of note

Number of Visitors: