The fourth edition of a Taste of Hudson promises to be the best yet. With the support of the amazing people at Whitlock Golf and Country Club, A Taste of Hudson 2017 will be held at the Club on Saturday, March 25.
Whitlock is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and a place where Le Nichoir has released many birds over the years. We are thrilled to be able to hold our most important annual fundraiser in the beautiful club facilities.
In addition to Whitlock’s own chefs, this year’s participating chefs include Claudia Portaro from Claudia’s Catering, Stuart Le Baron of LeBaron Bites, Keith Wells of Mackoli Catering, The team of L’artisan de la mer, Patricia Hovington of Minus 40 Foods, James Mitchell of House of Chef James Mitchell, the team from Le Cozy Café, Dawn Hodes of Daboom! Desserts, Brûlerie Totem and Jean-Pierre Martel of Terroir Hudson Ice Cream. And of course, a little something from our friends at La Maison du Défricheur.
Because of the generosity of Whitlock Golf and Country Club and the generosity of the chefs, sponsors and volunteers, the entire event ticket price will benefit Le Nichoir.
Le Nichoir is known far and wide for its auction tables. There will be no shortage of great items to bid on throughout the evening thanks to the support shown by businesses and individuals who care about Le Nichoir’s programs of bird care and environmental education.
Michael Lawrence and Robin Pridham of Pridham’s Auction House are teaming up once again to ensure the success of the live auction and Breakfast Television’s Elias Makos will pull it all together as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday March 25, 2017
Whitlock Golf and Country Club
(128 Côte Saint-Charles, Hudson)
5:30 pm hors d’oeuvres, cash bar & music
6:30 pm dinner
Silent and Live auctions
$120 ($70 tax receipt available)
A beautiful venue, fabulous food, loaded auction tables – Come out and show your support for Canada’s largest songbird rehabilitation program and the new Wild Bird Conservation Centre.
Tickets go on sale Monday February 27 and can be reserved by calling Le Nichoir at 450 458 2809.
As we launch into 2017, staff, volunteers and friends of Le Nichoir share a look back on 2016.
Both staff and volunteers care for the birds admitted to Le Nichoir. Volunteers are very important to the Centre’s ability to offer bird care services 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.
In 2016, 154 volunteers gave over 5760 hours of their time to help ensure compassionate and professional care for 1979 birds representing 107 species – an increase of 17% over the previous year.
The three most common species of birds admitted to Le Nichoir in 2016 were species native to Quebec including the American Robin (273), Mallard (225), and Ring-billed Gull (192).
Cat attacks ranked as the number one confirmed injury followed by window and car collisions.
From right to left : Wendy Dollinger, Vice-president, Le Nichoir, Patrick Sum, District, Vice President, TD Canada Trust, Violaine Pronovost, Coordinator, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Quebec Region, Jo-Annie Gagnon, Education Programs Coordinator, Le Nichoir and two students from Murielle-Dumont elementary school.
Hudson, January 19, 2017 – Yesterday Le Nichoir, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and students from Murielle-Dumont elementary school celebrated the inauguration of the TD classroom dedicated to environmental education within Le Nichoir’s new Wild Bird Conservation Centre.
The classroom is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the organization and TD FEF. Thanks to support from partners such as TD FEF, Le Nichoir has increased its bird care and education program capabilities significantly over the last 5 years
“TD FEF is pleased to contribute to the development of educational programs for the largest Canadian songbird rehabilitation centre,” said Patrick Sum, District Vice President, TD Canada Trust. “The TD classroom at Le Nichoir provides children with a unique educational experience that will certainly peak their interest in wild birds, to both understand the birds and take action to promote their survival.”
The TD classroom and its strategic location, at the entrance of the Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve, will provide children with an exceptional educational environment. With its soaring wooden ceiling, [Read More…]
Celebrating 20 years of commitment to wild bird conservation
Providing compassionate and professional care and environmental education
Once a year we invite the public to show support for the work we do at Le Nichoir by participating in our Annual Campaign. Your generosity enables our team of wildlife biologists, students and volunteers to deliver on our mission of conserving wild birds.
Le Nichoir fulfills this mission by offering two programs: professional and compassionate care of injured and orphaned wild birds; and the development and delivery of public environmental education.
A Hermit Thrush nestling arrived at Le Nichoir after being attacked by a dog. After 4 weeks of complex care it was banded by the McGill Bird Observatory and released.
A severely oiled adult goose was admitted for care. It took 3 people 90 minutes every day for 7 days to clean it. The goose was subsequently introduced to 2 orphaned goslings. The 3 formed a bond and were eventually released together.
Did you know?
Le Nichoir has grown to become Canada’s largest songbird rehabilitation centre.
Nearly 1900 birds representing over 100 species have been brought to the Centre this year.
Staff and volunteers respond to over 6000 emails and phone calls each year.
In 2015 volunteers donated over 4600 hours to help care for the birds.
Birds came to Le Nichoir from over 140 different cities and towns in Quebec last year.
Almost every admission is due to an unfortunate human impact. Education is key to conserving bird populations and their habitats. At Le Nichoir we use our unique perspective on the impact human activity has on wild birds to develop and deliver 3 interactive education programs for children: Bird Adaptations – Custom made for Habitat, Avian Detectives and newly launched for very young children – What is a Bird?
With the recent opening of our new building, Le Nichoir now offers a truly unique learning environment for children linking the classroom with the learning opportunities in the adjacent Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve. Our goal is to create an understanding, an interest and a desire to conserve wild birds.
You are part of an important community who make Le Nichoir’s commitment to compassionate and professional care and environmental education a reality. I thank you most sincerely for your support and trust.
Susan Wylie, B. Sc. Wildlife Biology
Join special guests Dr. Robert Rice, Research Scientist from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre, Michael Mesure, Executive Director Fatal Light Awareness Program and staff from Le Nichoir for a screening of…
(Original English version)
Thursday November 10th at 7 pm
John Abbott College Casgrain Theatre
21275 Rue Lakeshore, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9
Advance Tickets $20
(includes Bird Friendly® Coffee and Cake reception)
Online at: www.laplumeverte.ca
Phone: 450 458 2809
A visually thrilling eco-documentary unravels the mystery behind the world’s vanishing songbird population and questions what this means for humankinds’ own future. [Read More…]