Mount Royal Cemetery is a haven for birds drawn here by the tranquility and by the many fruit trees; more than 145 different bird species have been counted to date.
A wide variety of warblers and other songbirds can be seen in the spring and summer. Winter finches and woodpeckers abound during the colder months. Nesting species include screech owl, American kestrel, blue jay, robin, chickadee, gray catbird, brown thrasher, northern mockingbird and eastern peewee.
From the hilltop section Mountain View, there is a panoramic view. It is a great place to see the spectacular flight of hawks or the short visit of herons. Tree swallows and bluebirds also nest there in boxes erected by Cemetery personnel.
These facts and much more can be learned from our brochure, titled "Index of 130 bird species in Mount Royal Cemetery." Please inquire at our main office to get your free copy.