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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: Lori Anderson, Blake Weis

Start Time:

07:45 AM

End Time:

05:15 PM


-3C to 0C

Description of the Day:

It was a good day for November, although it seemed so quiet with very few birds in the area, a reminder that deep winter is on its way. Snow fell lightly at intervals from 9:00 to 14:00. Ground winds 5-10 km/h with gusts up to 30km/h. Ridge winds 34 to 60 km/h with gusts from 60-107 km/h. The Eastern ridges were clear all day and all of the migrants were found on that route. The Western ridges were partially obscured all day with a storm system insisting from the S/SW for most of the day. Cloud cover was usually about 80% Cumulous and Alto Cumulous but varied between 40 and 100%.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

2 Bald Eagles ( 1 Subadult Type 3, 1 Subadult - U)

Period with Most Migrants:

13:00-14:00 with 4 Golden Eagles

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Adult Bald Eagle, hunting on the river going south.

Other Birds:

1 Clark's Nutcracker, 20 Common Redpolls, 1 Pine Grosbeak, 1 White-winged Crossbill, 1 American Dipper, 8 Common Ravens, 2 Canada Jays, 1 Black-billed Magpie.

Other Observations:

1 Red Squirrel.

Number of Visitors: