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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: George Halmazna, Ale Guerrero.

Start Time:

07:10 AM

End Time:

07:00 PM


From +10C to +7C at 9:00 hrs to +19C at 15:00 hrs to +16C at 19:00 hrs

Description of the Day:

Very nice sunny day with moderate wind and up to 50% cloud cover. But hardly any bird activity. We observed no eagles today.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 7, Red-tailed Hawk - 2

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 13-14:00 hrs = 3 raptors ( 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks & 1 Red-tailed Hawk ) and between 15-16:00 hrs ( 3 Sharp-shinned hawks ).

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

2 ( pair of Northern Goshawks )

Other Birds:

American Dipper-1, Ruffed Grouse-3, American Crow-1, Common Raven-6, Pine Grosbeak-1, White-throated Sparrow-1, American Robin-1, Black-capped Chickadee-1, Pine Siskin-9, Northern Flicker-1, Common Merganser-3, Dark-eyed Junco-1.

Other Observations:

Mourning Cloak - 7
Red Squirrel-4

Number of Visitors: