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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: Bill Wilson, Brian McBride and Cliff Hansen

Start Time:

07:05 AM

End Time:

05:10 PM


-1C rising to +1C then dropping to -2C at the end.

Description of the Day:

A nice mix of sun and cloud all day, with ground winds mostly SSW 5-10 occasionally gusting to 20 or 30 km/h and ridge winds SW to W 30 to 50, gusting up to 80 km/h. Despite the "light" ground winds, though, what wind there was was feeling very chilly by the end of the day.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

5 (4 adults and one unaged)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

1 Rough-legged Hawk (dark phase)

Period with Most Migrants:

Pretty evenly distributed with either one or zero migrants each hour from 9 am to the end.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Goldern Eagle

Other Birds:

240 Canada Geese heading south very high up (flock sizes ranging from 25 to 100 birds).

Other Observations:

Nothing of note.

Number of Visitors: