In 1996, four dedicated local women recognized the need for a songbird rehabilitation centre in Quebec, so they founded Le Nichoir. For the next 25 years, founders, volunteers, staff and the local community worked hard to grow the organization. Eventually, Le Nichoir outgrew its old barn facility. The new Wild Bird Conservation Centre was built in 2016.
Situated adjacent to the entrance of the Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve, a property of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Le Nichoir is the largest dedicated songbird rehabilitation centre in Canada.
Le Nichoir incorporated
475 bird patients admitted
Construction of the duckling aviary
New logo designed
1,238 bird patients admitted
Construction of the aquatic bird aviary
Adaptations Education Program for children launched
Construction of the large songbird aviary
1,502 bird patients admitted
La Plume Verte Store opens
Café Le Nichoir launched
1,649 bird patients admitted
Wild Bird Conservation Centre built
1,979 bird patients admitted
7,272 hours volunteered
Construction of specialized woodpecker aviary
2,039 bird patients admitted
Digital x-ray machine acquired
2,132 bird patients admitted
Launch of virtual education programs and seminars
2,785 bird patients admitted
Le Nichoir’s 25th birthday!