Mount Tolmie is a small prominent hilltop park located within the east suburbs of Victoria, BC.
Regular birds on this hill year round include: ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD, SPOTTED TOWHEE, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, BUSHTIT, SONG SPARROW, DARK-EYED JUNCO, BEWICK'S WREN, DOWNY WOODPECKER, HOUSE FINCH, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, NORTHWESTERN CROW, AMERICAN ROBIN and COOPER'S HAWK.
Mount Tolmie is a good hill to bird during spring migration as is it the first hilltop oasis on the north side of Juan de Fuca strait, on the east side of Greater Victoria. The hill can be particularly good when adverse weather conditions during the night force migrating birds to 'fall-out' on the hill.
One location on the hill stands out as a 'birdy' spot. This location, in the south-east corner is informally known as the 'birding triangle
' as many rare birds have been discovered here in the past. This spot is small depression on the hillside where Garry oak and Douglas fir have had better conditions to mature, creating a more full canopy for birds. There are a few snags here as well for woodpeckers and there are a number of rock outcroppings and trail spots that offer good treetop viewing.
REF: http://www.saanich.ca/webapp/parks/disp ... p?mapNo=88
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