Annual Campaign 2018

WHY DO WE CARE?
Because birds are nature’s voice and they need a helping hand

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

 

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November 2018

When you find an injured bird, where do you turn? Probably to Le Nichoir. We are here to help when you find a bird in distress.

When you care enough to call us and to transport a bird to the Centre, our team of wildlife biologists, students, interns and volunteers are committed to providing helpful advice and compassionate and professional care.

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

An injured Canada Goose was found on a nest incubating her eggs. She had a fishhook and fishing line embedded in her neck. When her mate was nearby, the goose was captured and brought to Le Nichoir. The vets at Pierrefonds Animal Hospital were able to remove the fishing gear and after a recovery period at Le Nichoir the goose was successfully reunited with the eggs and her mate.

And, 3 weeks later …

Canada Goose Canada Geese

In early June a juvenile Common Raven was admitted for care after being hit by a train. The raven had suffered a severe wing injury. Shortly after, a second juvenile raven was admitted and the two recuperated from their injuries for several weeks before being released together in September.

Ravens at Le Nichoir

A day old Wild Turkey suffered severe damage to its leg after being attacked by a cat. On admission we weren’t sure if the wounds would cause permanent damage to his leg. But, following a week of intensive care, the young turkey was standing and able to run. A month later, the turkey was released into a new adoptive family of Wild Turkeys.

Young Wild Turkey

Just 3 of the nearly 2,000 birds stories we could tell you this year

Did you know?

  • Over 90% of our budget comes from individual donations and fundraising activities.
  • Over 100 different species of birds are brought to the Centre each year.
  • Our biologists will have responded to over 12,000 emails and phone calls this year.
  • Last year, 165 volunteers donated over 7,275 hours to help care for the birds.
  • Individuals from nearly 200 municipalities have brought birds to Le Nichoir for care this year.
  • Almost every admission is due to an unfortunate human impact.

In addition to being here 364 days a year, when you call us for advice or you admit a bird for care we also invest our resources in education.

Education is key to conserving bird populations and their habitats. At Le Nichoir we use our unique perspective on the impact human activity has on wild birds to develop and deliver 3 interactive education programs for children: Bird Adaptations – Custom made for Habitat, Avian Detectives and for very young children – What is a Bird?

Our goal is to create in children an understanding, an interest and a desire to conserve wild birds.

TD Classroom Microscope

Your gift will help make our unique education programs available to more Quebec children – an investment for the future of our local birds.

You are part of the important community who make Le Nichoir’s commitment to conserving our local birds a reality. Today and tomorrow. Thank you for your trust and for making a gift during this campaign.

Sincerely,

Weiyi Liu, Jo-Annie Gagnon, Amanda Smith and all of us at Le Nichoir

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Flowers for Feathers – 2018 Edition

Flowers for Feathers 2018

Christmas Trees for Wildlife

Christmas Trees for Wildlife

Seminar – Waterfowl – Tuesday November 13

Seminar - November 13

Aquatic birds possess amazing adaptations that prepare them for life on what are sometimes frigid waters.

Come discover the wide diversity of aquatic birds to be found in this region and learn about how they adapt to their environment.

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

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 or  education@lenichoir.org

When: Tuesday November 13

Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

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

Cost: 5$

Halloween at Le Nichoir – Saturday

October 19 – Confirmed for tomorrow Saturday.

 

Halloween au Nichoir

Thank you for a great Festival

The rain stopped and the sun shone this past Saturday for Le Nichoir’s first Festival of Birds and Nature. Throughout the event, visitors met with representatives from organizations working locally and nationally for the conservation of wildlife and the environment. The event was a success thanks to all the organizations who participated, those who visited and our sponsors.

 

Nature Conservancy of Canada and Nature Action Québec

Nature Conservancy of Canada and Nature-Action Québec

The mini-seminars covering a variety of subjects were popular and the bird-watching walks led by the Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Bird Protection Quebec and Joël Coutu were all well attended.

 

Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Members of the Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Le Nichoir would like to thank Chief Top Leaf who came out of retirement to be part of the first Festival of Birds and Nature.

 

Chief Top Leaf

Susan Wylie Executive Director of Bird Care, Chief Top Leaf, Board member Dr Florence Erdmann

A very big thank you also to the Hudson Fire Department, CnO Production and Le Nichoir’s volunteers.

 

Corporate Sponsor:

Brome Bird Care

Thank you to:

Timberlea Veterinary Clinic

Lee Thompson - Re-Max

Café campagne

Jacques Martel Électrique

Robert Daoust et fils

Traverse Oka-Hudson

Festival of Birds and Nature – July 28

Celebrating birds, nature and their advocates

 

 

Saturday July 28
10am – 2pm
637 Main, Hudson QC

 

You are invited to the first edition of Le Nichoir’s Festival of Birds and Nature.

On the schedule:

  • Wildlife observation walks
  • Mini-seminars
  • Interactive activities for children
  • Informational kiosks
  • Food truck La bohème and POP culture popsicles
  • Bird Friendly® coffee tasting
  • And more …

Participating groups include:

  • Nature-Action Québec
  • Sierra Club Canada Foundation
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation
  • Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges
  • Vaudreuil-Soulanges Region Watershed Council
  • Bird Protection Québec
  • Société d’horticulture et d’environnement de Saint-Lazare
  • Hudson Food Collective
  • Chief Top Leaf
  • Wood carver Gérard Fuentes
  • Les Sentiers de l’Escapade du Mont-Rigaud
  • Wildlife photographer Simon Bolyn
  • Permabitat
  • And more …

Sponsored by:

 

Brome Bird Care

 

Seminar Schedule

Seminars will be held in the TD Classroom (30 minutes in length, language as indicated)

10h30 Sentiers de l’Escapade – Riguad (FR)
Découvrez la faune locale et les meilleurs moyens de cohabiter

11h30 Gérard Fuentes – Sculpteur (FR)
Découvrez étape par étape, le procédé derrière la création d’un canard de bois sculpté

12h30 Simon Bolyn – Photographer (EN)
Tip, tricks and stories from a wildlife photographer

13h30 Joël Coutu – Ornithologist (EN)
Learn about the wildlife and importance of urban and suburban wetlands and their conservation

 

Bird-watching walks

10h15 – Avec Joël Coutu (FR/EN)
Avancée – 2 heures

10h30 – Avec le Club ornithologiques Vaudreuil-Soulanges (FR)
Introduction – 45 minutes

11h – Led by Bird Protection Québec (EN)
Introduction – 45 minutes

11h30 – Avec le Club ornithologiques Vaudreuil-Soulanges (FR)
Introduction – 45 minutes

12h – Led by Bird Protection Québec (EN)
Introduction – 45 minutes

12h30 – Avec le Club ornithologiques Vaudreuil-Soulanges (FR)
Introduction – 45 minutes

13h – Led by Bird Protection Québec (EN)
Introduction – 45 minutes

Family activity- Yummy insects – July 7

Delicious insects - July 7 at Le Nichoir

There is nothing better for a hungry nestling than a big juicy caterpillar! Insects are a very important, even crucial, part of the diet for many birds.  This activity will teach you about the incredible diversity of insects and their importance for birds and the environment.

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 that part of the activity will be held outdoors, dress according to the weather.

Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 or  education@lenichoir.org

When: Saturday July 7

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

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

Cost:  5$

Celebrating birds, nature and their advocates

Festival of Birds and Nature

Le Nichoir at Spring Fling 2018

Spring Fling 2018

 

Come meet us and talk about bird friendly gardening. There will be a give away of Pin Cherry trees to the first 50 visitors. A great way to start you bird friendly garden!

We’ll have Le Nichoir-approved hummingbird feeders for sale along with our Bird Friendly® coffee and products to avoid birds colliding with your windows.