To protect our staff and the general public we regret that we must close the Centre for all but essential bird admissions.

The Centre will continue to accept bird admissions but by appointment only (instructions below).

Visitors are not permitted and all tours and education programs are cancelled.

All on-site volunteer programs are suspended indefinitely.

Our on-site store is closed. Some products from La Plume Verte however can be purchased online here.

Le Nichoir’s Bird Friendly® coffee is still available at our online store and to encourage you to try it we have reduced our shipping cost to $5 per order.

Bird admissions: An appointment must be made for all bird admissions. We ask that only one person accompany the bird to Le Nichoir and that you do not enter the building. Our staff will explain the admission procedure we have put into place for receiving birds when you call 450 458 2809.

We appreciate your cooperation.

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Taste of Hudson 2020

A Taste of Hudson 2020

A quick stopover before heading to the Atlantic


Most of the patients currently at Le Nichoir are aquatic birds. More and more birds such as geese, ducks and gulls are overwintering in our region rather than migrating south and many diving species such as loons and grebes tend to migrate late in the winter.

One patient in particular, a Red-necked grebe, was recently transferred to Le Nichoir from another facility in Quebec. The grebe had been found grounded on wet pavement unable to fly.

On arrival at Le Nichoir our biologists, Susan and Weiyi, performed an examination and took x-rays. The bird was feisty and in perfect health. Not needing any care, the bird was well fed with fish and then released on open water shortly after his arrival.

Such situations are not unheard of for birds such as grebes as they are only able to take flight when on water. Occasionally they become stranded when they accidentally misinterpret wet pavement as a body of water as was the case with this bird.

2019 Annual Campaign


Because birds are nature’s voice and they need a helping hand

With your support we offer that helping hand with knowledge, skill and compassion.

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Susan, Jo-Annie, Weiyi and AmandaIf you were to find an injured bird, where would you turn? Probably, like many other people, to Le Nichoir. Every year, more than 12,000 concerned citizens like you contact our dedicated team of wildlife biologists, students and volunteers for helpful advice and compassionate, professional bird care.

While much of our day-to-day work is providing hands-on treatment to injured birds, our conservation work has at heart the long-term preservation of the habitat and welfare of wild birds.

In addition to responding to thousands of requests from the public for help with wild bird issues, our investment in environment education for young people is an important part of our efforts to meet this goal. We strive to foster in children the interest, understanding, and desire to conserve wild birds in the hopes that future generations will continue this work.

Every fall we invite caring people like you to show support for the work we do at Le Nichoir.

With your support, Le Nichoir will be able to continue lending a helping hand to distressed birds, and we will be equipped to make our unique education programs available to even more Quebec children – sound investments for the future of wild birds and, by extension, the health of our struggling environment.

You are part of the supportive community that makes Le Nichoir’s commitment to conserving wild birds a reality.

Thank you for your confidence in Le Nichoir and for making a gift this year.

Workshop – Bird Friendly Coffee – November 9

The coffee you choose can change the world

Come find out why November 9th. Totem Roasters will be teaming up with wildlife biologist Jo-Annie Gagnon for a 2-hour free workshop all about choosing the right bean and turning it into the perfect cup of coffee.

Learn about coffee from the bush to the cup including how coffee is grown and processed and how to choose the right bean, grind and brewing technique.

Join us for a unique workshop and a chance to try a cup of Café Le Nichoir, our certified Bird Friendly®, organic, fair trade coffee.

Workshop will be given in English with a bilingual question period.

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 ext 3 or

Note this presentation will be given in English with a bilingual question period.

Smithsonian Bird Friendly

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

When: Saturday, November 9

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Cost: Free

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Halloween at Le Nichoir – October 19

Halloween at Le Nichoir

Halloween at Le NichoirInterested in mysterious murders, haunted barns and bird hosts?  Le Nichoir’s volunteers have organized a scary Halloween night, bird-style. Don’t forget your costume, a flashlight and be prepared to be scared!


  • A haunted outdoor walk on Le Nichoir’s property
  • A series of non-scary activities for younger children in Le Nichoir’s classroom
  • Halloween-themed games for all ages
  • A treat

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

When: Saturday October 19

Time:  5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (sunset 6:04 pm)

Cost:  5$

Please note that an adult must accompany all children under the age of 13 at all times. 

Conference – Feeding Birds – October 8

Feeding birds - September 17, September 19 and October 8

How to create an attractive and safe yard for wild birds.

Note this presentation will be given in English with a bilingual question period.

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 ext 3 or

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

When: Tuesday, October 8

Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Cost: 5$

Family Activity – A Bird Year – September 28

A bird year Sepbember 28

Explore what happens during the first year of a bird from hatching until it has babies.

Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologists for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages.

Note: Part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather.

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 ext 3 or

When: Saturday, September 28

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

Cost: 5$

Celebrating birds, nature and their advocates

The 2nd edition of the Festival of Birds and Nature was held this past Saturday.   Despite the heat and humidity, visitors came out to meet representatives from organizations that work in our area to conserve birds and nature.

Again this year we had great speakers, amazing guides for the nature walks and many engaged groups eager to talk about their projects and programs. Nancy Farnum from 2 Barn Owls in Hudson was on hand to build a giant nest during the event.

Festival of Birds and Nature 2019

Le Nichoir is lucky to have an amazing team of volunteers who welcomed visitors and helped ensure the event ran smoothly. Thank you also to the Hudson Fire Department.

Festival of Birds and Nature 2019

Hudson Galerie Plus celebrated with us by organizing an exhibition of artwork featuring a theme of birds and nature. The exhibition will continue until August 25.

Thank you to those companies who helped ensure the success of the event through their sponsorship. Their willingness to show their support for the Festival allows us to organize this event.

Thank you to Barry Solman for the photographs.

Corporate Sponsor:

Brome Bird Care

Thank you:

2019 Festival Sponsors