Grand Défi Québec OiseauxLe Nichoir is proud to announce that this year we will be participating in the third edition of the Grand Défi Québec Oiseaux. Organized by the Regroupement Québec Oiseaux, the Défi consists in observing as many bird species as possible over a 24 hour period from a fixed location. This year, the Défi will take place from May 10th to 6 p.m. May 11th.

Four volunteers from Le Nichoir, armed with binoculars and field guides, are challenging themselves to observe 40 different species of bird in a small marsh behind Finnegan’s market in Hudson.

You can support any team member and Le Nichoir by donating a finite amount or add to the challenge and donate an amount per species observed. If you wish to support us follow this link:


or, go to the Grand Défi Québec Oiseaux website and support the team named ‘’Le Nichoir’’.

The Défi is a friendly competition between birders but also a fundraiser to support ornithology groups and bird conservation throughout the province. Half of the money raised by the teams will go to the Regroupement Québec Oiseaux conservation projects. The other half goes to an ornithology group or an organization chosen by the team; in our case, Le Nichoir.

Results: Of the 45 teams participating Le Nichoir ranked 21st in number of species observed – 46 and 9th in money raised – $909