Basic Rehabilitation Course

Le Nichoir is hosting IWRC’s Basic Rehabilitation course being held on February 18th and 19th. Registration is now open. This course includes a half-day lab, and an exam.
Lecture topics include: introduction to wildlife rehabilitation, basic anatomy and physiology, calculating drug dosages, handling and physical restraint, thermoregulation, stress, basic shock cycle, initial care and physical examination, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.

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Atlantic puffin at Le Nichoir

Air CanadaLe Nichoir sends plucky Atlantic puffin to the East Coast

Last December, Le Nichoir received a special visitor in the form of an Atlantic puffin, a first in the Centre’s history. Chantal Brault, a veterinary technician at Hudson Veterinary Hospital, found the bird on busy Guy St. in downtown Montreal. When she realized it was not a seagull but a puffin that usually makes its home near the ocean, Chantal took the bird to the veterinary hospital and then on to Le Nichoir.

At Le Nichoir’s winter quarters in Hudson, the bird was quickly set up in a freshwater tub and fed smelt (fish left over from last summer’s Ring-billed Gull episode). The puffin was also given a meshed area for resting, along with a mirror for some “company.” [Read more…]

December Newsletter Available

We have just published our year end newsletter full of stories and photos from 2011. Click the image to download. In this edition read about a summer student’s experience, an update on the New Centre Project, see pictures and read about our events over the year as well as the full story on the 221 gulls that arrived in June. Plus much more… Use the signup form at the right if you would like to receive future editions. Available in English and French.

The Wildcard continues …

Nigel by Sue PorterWe invite you to Galerie Ouest, 37 rue Saint-Thomas, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, December 10th and 11th from noon until 5 pm for a second chance to buy a Wildcard. The Wildcards will be sold on a first come first serve basis and we have some fabulous works available. (Free admission)

Join us December 10th and 11th for one more chance to buy a Wildcard in support of le Nichoir.

Nature Photographer Chris Dodds in Hudson

Chris Dodds

Join internationally renowned Canadian Wildlife / Nature Photographer Christopher Dodds, on November 30, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the Hudson Village Theatre (28 Wharf Road, Hudson, QC J0P 1H0) for an hour and a half long slideshow presentation to benefit Le Nichoir.

Everyone is welcome! Stories of adventure, natural history facts and information are all on the menu. Over one hundred of his stunning images will be projected, many unseen in public before.

Tickets are only $15.00 by advance purchase – every penny goes to Le Nichoir. Finger food and hors d’oeuvres are included and there will be a cash bar.

Call 450 458 2809 or email to reserve. Seats are limited. More details ..