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.
Presented in partnership with The Liber Ero Chair in Conservation Biology at McGill University with proceeds to benefit bird care and public education programs at Le Nichoir.
“The Messenger is riveting, emotionally engaging, and visually extravagant from the first frame to the last. Up-to-the-minute facts on how birds communicate about environmental change are interwoven with gripping stories about the perils faced every year by these amazing world travelers. This is a must-see movie for anybody who values the natural world or wonders about its relationship to humans.”
John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
“Without a doubt, The Messenger is the most outstanding film I’ve seen on birds. The fact that it is so strongly science-based, so emotive in its pitch, so beautiful in its design it captivates me and everyone who has had a chance to see it.”
Steven Price, President, Bird Studies Canada
About Dr. Robert Rice
Research Scientist at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. With his colleagues at the SMBC Dr. Rice created the Bird Friendly coffee initiative which now has a global reach from coffee areas in Latin America and Africa to consumers in the US, Canada, Japan and Europe.
About Michael Mesure
Founder of the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP). Michael Mesure and his Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) volunteers have been collecting dead birds and caring for the injured in Toronto for over 20 years. Mesure has cried, cajoled and even gone to court to fight for the rights of birds.
This free 2 hour workshop will discuss coffee from the tree to the cup including how coffee is processed, choosing a grind size, different brewing techniques, importance of water temperature, etc.
Totem Roasters will also discuss why drinking Le Nichoir’s Bird Friendly® coffee is important and how it contributes to wild bird conservation.
Spaces are limited so reservations must be made at 450 458 2809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation Centre will open its doors to the public on Saturday July 30th at 637 Main in Hudson from 10 am to 2 pm.
The event is free and everyone is invited to stop by and learn about Le Nichoir’s programs and to celebrate our 20th anniversary.
Guided tours of the Centre, walk the trails of the Sydenham Clarke Nature Reserve with naturalist Chris Cloutier from the Morgan Arboretum, crafts for children, a Bird Friendly® coffee tasting, a cash BBQ and birthday cake.
Guest organizations present will include Bird Protection Quebec, Sierra Club Quebec, Nature-Action Québec, COBAVER-VS, Club ornithologique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, and Fondation TD des amis de l’environnement.
Come learn and celebrate with Canada’s largest organization dedicated to songbirds.
Did you know that Canada does not yet have an official national bird? The United States has the Bald Eagle, and every Canadian province and territory has its own emblem bird. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) decided that the country’s 150th anniversary in 2017 would be the perfect time to choose a bird to join our other national symbols, the beaver and the maple leaf.
To help make this important decision, the RCGS and Canadian Geographic started The National Bird Project and are inviting Canadians to vote for the species they think should become Canada’s bird.
There are 40 bird species on the list of candidates. The current top three contenders are the Common Loon, the Snowy Owl and the Gray Jay.
Common Loon (Gavia immer)
Ontario’s official bird, the Common Loon is found all over Canada during the breeding season. Their eerie call is for many the embodiment of the Canadian wilderness. The Loon’s supporters see it as representing a love of Canada’s natural environment. It is also already present on our dollar coin. Read more …
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)
Quebec’s official bird, the Snowy Owl lives and breeds in the Arctic both in America and Eurasia. Found only in Quebec and the Territories in the summer, in the winter it can be seen all across Canada and northern United States. To its supporters, the Snowy Owl represents our northern white country. Read more …
Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)
Also called the Whiskey Jack, this social bird already has Canada in its French and Latin names. In the same family as the crows, it shares their incredible intelligence and inquisitive behaviour. The Gray Jay calls the Boreal forest home year-round and 80% of its entire population is found in Canada. To its supporters, this bird is a perfect representation of the people of this country: cold-hardy, friendly and quiet yet inquisitive. Read more …
The Club Ornithologique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Le Nichoir are inviting the public to come and explore the different species of birds the Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve located behind Le Nichoir. The walk will be held on Saturday June 18th from 9am to 12pm and will start in the parking lot located across the street from St James church, right beside Le Nichoir. Reservation can be made by phone at 450 458 2809 or by email at email@example.com. Note: the tour will be held in French.