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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: Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Start Time:

08:10 AM

End Time:

04:00 PM


Stayed in a narrow range between 2C and 4C

Description of the Day:

The sun did not make an appearance today. Initially the east ridge was clear while the west ridge was partially obscured, and a couple of early migrants kept hopes up. Light rain fell off and on throughout the morning, and gradually became more constant while the clouds became gradually lower, eventually obscuring both ridges. The count was abandoned early at 4pm.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

2 (unknown age)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

1 juvenile Bald Eagle

Period with Most Migrants:

The morning had better conditions for migrants

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 adult Bald Eagle watched the river from a tree all morning.

Other Birds:

2 Canada Jays, 4 Common Ravens, 1 Black-capped Chickadee, 1 Pine Grosbeak, 9 Common Redpolls, 5 White-winged Crossbills

Other Observations:


Number of Visitors: