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Mount Royal Cemetery
The Mount Royal Cemetery, established in the year 1847 as a non-profit cemetery, rests atop the northern slopes of Mount Royal.
Consisting of 165 acres overlooking the city of Montreal, the cemetery is a mature garden type property. Large pine, oak, maple, basswood, birch, elm, ginkgo, chestnut and Kentucky Coffee are just some of the trees that shade the lawns at the Mount Royal Cemetery.
 Notable Species
From raptors such as Screech Owl, Kestrel and Goshawk through to thrushes, warblers, finches and cardinals, the cemetery can provide hours of birding. Mount Royal Cemetery is known for its variety of warblers and other songbirds to be seen in spring and summer.
Winter finches and woodpeckers abound during the colder months.
Some 150 species of birds have been seen on the property, according to the Province of Quebec Society for the Protection of Birds. Nesting species include Eastern Screech-Owl, American Kestrel, Northern Flicker, American Crow, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Great-crested Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Blue Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Indigo Bunting, Chipping Sparrow, Cedar Waxwing, American Goldfinch, Killdeer, Tree Swallow, and Black-capped Chickadee.
Birds you can see here include:
 Other Wildlife
 Site Information
 History and Use
The Board of Trustees and Management remain dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the property. Landscape architects have laid out the roads to retain the natural beauty of the original forest clad slopes and farmland.
A horticulturist, trained in Scotland, supervised the planting of thousands of lilac bushes and hydrangeas as well as wild roses, high bush cranberry, snowberry and several varieties of ground cover.
As well, new species of fast growing ornamentals and flowering crab trees bearing small fruit are planted annually. Each spring about 35 to 50 trees are planted.
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 Access and Facilities
 Contact Details
Tel (514) 279-7358
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