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:
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.