Contribute to Le Nichoir’s Annual Campaign

Contribute to Le Nichoir’s annual campaign on behalf of yourself or as a tribute to a friend or family member. Why is your support towards the Annual Campaign so important to Le Nichoir?

Almost all bird admissions to Le Nichoir are due to human impacts.

Once again for 2012, a generous benefactor has pledged that for every dollar you pledge towards our operating budget during this Annual Campaign, a new dollar will be donated to our Building Fund to build a new wild bird rehabilitation and education centre in Hudson.

Donations can be made immediately via Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Or, via cheque made payable to Le Nichoir and sent to us at 637 Main Road, Hudson, Quebec, J0P 1H0.

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Remember all donations are tax-deductible.

A special visitor at Le Nichoir

SoraThis past September, Le Nichoir received a very special guest from Dorval: a frail juvenile Sora who had been running around frantically in a shopping mall parking lot, unable to fly. Upon arrival at the Centre, the Sora was immediately weighed, warmed and rehydrated. We assumed that the bird had been hit by a car based on where it was found. The Sora was struggling to walk and could not put full weight on its right leg. Its wing was also broken, and hanging slightly. The bird was also very thin as a result of not being able to fly around and find enough food on its own. [Read more…]

Woot Woot! An enormous thank you!

Call for the Wild Thank You

The Call for the Wild! results are in and Le Nichoir received 36,417 votes which translates to a grant of $37,248 from Jamieson Vitamins. This is a huge grant for Le Nichoir and it will be well spent.

We would like to thank Jamieson Vitamins for their very generous support of Canadian wildlife and wilderness projects and in particular for their grant to Le Nichoir in support of our New Centre Project.

The amount of the grant however is due solely to the overwhelming support Le Nichoir received from all those people who voted for us and often on a daily basis. Thank you!

On behalf of the staff, volunteers and Board of Le Nichoir allow us to thank you just one more time for all those 36,417 votes these last 35 days.

Only 5 more days of voting

Call for the Wild!
Wednesday September 12
After 30 days of public voting from across Canada and beyond Le Nichoir is very well placed in Jamieson Vitamins $100,000 Call for the Wild! public voting competition.

Many of you have been voting for Le Nichoir every day since August 13th and we are truly touched by your support. Thank you and please keep voting.

If you haven’t voted today CLICK HERE to place your vote

These next 5 days are our last opportunity to maximize our share of the Jamieson grant, which now stands at over $37,000. The contest ends on Sunday. The grant will be put towards the construction of the new centre and puts us one big step closer to our goal of a year round home.

You can vote once a day for the next 5 days. Want a daily reminder? CLICK HERE and we will send you short daily reminders with a direct link to vote.

On behalf of the staff, volunteers and Board of Le Nichoir a huge thank you for your support.

Big news!

Call for the Wild!
Jamieson Vitamins has included us in a project that will allow Canadians to choose how 100,000 dollars will be shared between five worthy environmental organizations. Jamieson will allow you to vote for Le Nichoir once a day, every day until September 16, 2012 at facebook.com/jamiesonvitamins (no need to have a Facebook page to vote).

Voting is underway!

To place your vote, CLICK HERE.

Want a daily reminder? CLICK HERE and we will send you short daily reminders until the end of the voting period to make sure we keep the excitement level high. (Thank you for your commitment if you have already signed up)

The $100,000 will be divided based on the percentage of votes each organization receives. If Le Nichoir receives 1% of the vote, it will be awarded $1,000. But if the Centre receives 50% of the votes, that translates to $50,000. So every vote counts!

Le Nichoir is the hummingbird of the campaign, and as the smallest organization, the Centre needs [Read more…]

Annual Open House July 14

Canneton colvertEveryone is welcome to attend our annual open house Saturday, July 14th from 10 am until 2 pm. Watch birds being hand fed, go bird watching in the Clarke-Sydenham reserve, observe birds being released (weather permitting), children’s activities, watch a bird banding demonstration by the McGill Bird Observatory, take a tour of the centre, talk to people from Urban Animal Advocates and see the fabulous bird houses made by Michel Desrosiers. Members of the Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges will be with us too. BBQ lunch available from 11 am until 1:30 pm. More information available at 450 458 2809. Press Release

Meet us at the Beaconsfield Pet Fair

Sunday July 8th we will be participating in the Beaconsfield Pet Fair in the Beaurepaire Village between 11 am and 3 pm. Visit Le Nichoir’s educational table to learn more about wild birds in your back yard, and come meet other non-profits dedicated to helping both wildlife and domestic animals.

Charity Pot Party this Saturday

Saturday, June 23rd the LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics store at 4067, rue Saint-Denis will be hosting a Charity Pot Party from noon until 5 pm for Le Nichoir. LUSH is a generous supporter of Le Nichoir’s new multi-unit aviary project. Volunteers from Le Nichoir will be on hand to talk about the aviary project and our up coming Open House. We look forward to seeing you there!

Green Team in Action

QuiltThe Mount Pleasant Elementary School Green Team in Hudson, QC have been working on an ambitious recycling project for the past several months. Using fabric sourced from gently-used shirts donated by the Green Team members, over 60 students in Grades 3 to 6 (as well as a few crafty parent volunteers!) have lovingly constructed and stitched a beautiful, twin size quilt.

The Green Team members are selling raffle tickets for the fabulous quilt to raise money for Le Nichoir. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The draw will be held on the last day of school (June 22, 2012) and anyone interested in learning more about the Green Team or purchasing a raffle ticket can contact Becky 450 458 9955 or mpshomeandschool@gmail.com.

State-of-the-Art Aviary off to Promising Start

New multi-unit aviaryLe Nichoir has received generous grants from LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and TD Friends of the Environment to build a new multi-unit aviary that will facilitate optimal care for songbirds and insectivorous birds, including threatened species.

“We’re thrilled to have these two organizations supporting our project,” says Susan Wylie, the Centre’s Executive Director, who helped to launch a funding drive in January. “We hope to have all the money in place this fall.”
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