Imagine you were looking for a new home. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to fly from one property to another, have a quick look around at the layout, décor and local amenities, and then have the owner beg you to move into the one you like best? That’s what it’s like being a bird!
We’d all love to attract our feathered friends into our gardens, but they can be quite picky about what they expect from their surroundings. If the spring sunshine is spurring you to look at your garden and think about its design, keeping in mind the needs and desires of the birds you’d like to attract will help inspire your efforts.
A garden will appeal to avian visitors by providing food, water and places to hide and nest. Here we suggest a few simple guidelines that will soon pay off in sightings of many new species. [Read More…]
Two years ago, Team Le Nichoir participated for the first time in le Grand Défi and despite a cold wet day, was able to observe 46 species and ranked 9th overall for the total amount of money raised to support bird conservation. Last year, we observed 49 species and raise over 1100$ ranking 8th. Can we break our record again? We believe we can! But, we need your help.
Our team’s goal this year is to raise $1200 and observe 50 species. Sponsoring our team is easy. You can pledge an amount per species observed by our team over the 24-hour period or, a fixed amount to support our participation. Our Défi will start on Friday the 16th at 7pm and will last until the next day same time. Some of our team members will even spend the night on-site in the hopes of adding some nocturnal birds like owls or woodcocks to the list.
The Grand Défi QuebecOiseaux is a friendly competition and fundraiser for bird conservation involving birders from across the province. The rule: observe as many bird species as possible from a fixed location over a 24-hour period. The goal: raise awareness and money to support the conservation of wild birds.
Part of the money raised will go to conservation projects such as the reduction of the decline of insectivorous bird populations, such as the Bank Swallow and the Purple Martin. Another portion of the funds will go to help injured and orphaned birds being treated at Le Nichoir this summer.
Please consider supporting Team Le Nichoir with your pledge.
There are many ways to make a pledge for our team:
Building upon Success
In 2013 our supporters helped us complete the new multi-unit aviary complex. And, in 2014 while the birds were benefiting from their greatly improved housing, we have been concentrating on designing and seeking support for a new main building. We are thrilled to be able to share with you the news that we are now less than $100,000 away from reaching our goal of $944,000. [Read More…]
Now a highlight of the region’s social calendar, this year’s A Taste of Hudson was a resounding success. The culinary extravaganza and live auction, which took place at St. James’ Hall on March 28th, raised an amazing $41,000 for Le Nichoir.
The money raised will be used to provide bird care, expand the children’s educational program, and fund student employment over the coming summer.
Thank you to all those who contributed to a wonderful evening. Chefs, auction donors, sponsors, musicians, auctioneers, our Master of Ceremonies, staff and 35 volunteers worked together to create this event in support of Le Nichoir. Our list of people to thank is long but includes: [Read More…]
La Plume Verte – Le Nichoir’s retail adventure – is now online!
We sell bird feeders including specialty water feeders, hummingbird feeders and squirrel resistant feeders in our store. Looking for ways to prevent birds colliding with your windows? Try Window Alert decals. Want to put out nesting boxes? We offer nesting boxes for swallows and bluebirds as well as chickadees and wrens. We even have bat boxes!
Most of the bird feeders and feeder accessories we have tried out ourselves.
Shop with a purpose as all profits from sales at La Plume Verte are used to support Le Nichoir’s conservation programs including the care of injured and orphaned wild birds and environmental education programs.
And, because we are still a small enterprise so we do not charge sales tax.