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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: Blake Weis, Annie Finch

Start Time:

08:05 AM

End Time:

05:10 PM


+1 to +4

Description of the Day:

It was a blustery day with wind gusting to 40 km/h and ground level and up to 93 at ridge level. Cloud cover was 30% cumulus for the first few hours but increased to 80-100% for the rest of the day as sheets of altostratus passed over. Eagles moved through in a slow trickle for most of the day starting at 9:38 am and ending at 4:15 pm. All of them used the eastern ridges and none were especially high despite the strong wind.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

16 (11 Adults, 1 Juvenile, 4 Unaged)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

4 Bald Eagles (3 Adults, 1 Juvenile)

Period with Most Migrants:

1-2 pm with 6 migrants

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Adult Bald Eagle

Other Birds:

1 Ruffed Grouse, 1 American Dipper, 105 Bohemian Waxwings, 4 Pine Grosbeaks, 30 Common Redpolls, 6 White-winged Crossbills

Other Observations:


Number of Visitors: