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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:

07:50 AM

End Time:

05:00 PM


-7C to +2C

Description of the Day:

Overcast and calm morning. Cloud layer gradually thinned and broke-up throughout the day becoming clear by mid-afternoon. Ground and ridge-level winds were calm to light SW all day. Slow raptor movement. All birds flew over the Fisher Range close to ridge level.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

3 (2 adults, 1 juvenile)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

10 Bald Eagles, 1 Rough-legged Hawk, 1 Northern Goshawk

Period with Most Migrants:

15:00 to 16:00 with 7 migrants.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Golden Eagle

Other Birds:

35 Canada Geese, 2 Canada Jays, 1 Black-billed Magpie, 11 Common Ravens, 3 Black-capped Chickadees, 2 Common Redpolls, 4 White-winged Crossbills, 1 Pine Grosbeak, 1 American Dipper

Other Observations:


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