With bird migration in full swing and our seasonal staff migrating back to school, Le Nichoir is heading into its “quiet” period. Common admissions now are adult birds that have run into a window or other obstacle on the way South. These patients generally require a great deal of one-on-one attention.
The Federal Government estimates that between 16 and 42 million birds are killed every year in Canada due to window collisions, which, not surprisingly, are a predominant reason for admissions at Le Nichoir. Collision numbers are especially high in the Fall, and they are often preventable! Here’s how.
Fall also affords us time to focus on other aspects of our mission like educational programs as well as events that raise essential funds to continue our work and/or reconnect us with supporters. An upcoming example is an Open House Behind the Scenes event on Saturday October 14th. It’s a chance for you to visit us, discover what work goes into rehabilitating a wild bird and ask our biologists and team questions. Pre-registration is required and space is limited so register early by visiting the link here.
Hoping that you all had a beautiful summer. I look forward to seeing you on October 14 or at another of our coming outreach events.
Susan Wylie, B.Sc. wildlife biology, CWR
Director of Operations