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…
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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…]
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 …