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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.

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Total Migratory Raptors: 3,520


Observers: Caroline Lambert, Blake Weis

Start Time:

07:45 AM

End Time:

04:50 PM


-2 to start, high of +1, -2 at end

Description of the Day:

The forecast of "mainly sunny" was mainly wrong, as we barely saw the sun all day. The west ridge was mostly obscured all day, and the east ridge oscillated between being obscured and completely clear. The weather radar map showed a narrow band of snow that seemed to persist throughout the day around the watch site, with no snow anywhere to the north or south. Snow fell off and on all day. In spite of the conditions, two migrants were seen during a break in the snow.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

1 juvenile

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

1 adult Bald Eagle

Period with Most Migrants:

The two migrants were seen between 1100 and 1300.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:


Other Birds:

70 Canada Geese in two flocks, 13 Common Mergansers flying over, 2 Canada Jays, 1 Black-billed Magpie, 8 Common Ravens, 3 Black-capped Chickadees, 1 Mountain Chickadee, 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 2 Brown Creepers, 2 Bohemian Waxwings, 1 Grey-crowned Rosy-Finch, 4 Common Redpolls, 4 White-winged Crossbills.

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