As we launch into 2016, staff, volunteers and friends of Le Nichoir share a look back on 2015.
Both staff and volunteers care 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 2015, 138 volunteers gave over 4,600 hours of their time to help ensure compassionate and professional care for 1649 birds representing 100 species – an increase of 9.3% over the previous year.
The 3 most common species of birds admitted to Le Nichoir in 2015 were species native to Quebec including the American Robin (13.8%), Mallard (12.4%) and Ring-billed Gull (8.5%).
Cat attacks (8.2%) ranked as the number 1 confirmed injury while window collisions (3.8%) and car collisions (2.6%) came in second and third respectively.