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.

A Taste of Hudson

In light of the measures recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Le Nichoir has taken the considered decision to postpone its fundraising auction, A Taste of Hudson. Because the safety of our guests and everyone involved is most important, the event originally planned for Saturday, March 28, 2020, will be rescheduled.

Le Nichoir deeply appreciates the enormous amount of planning and support it received from the Whitlock Golf and Country Club, participating chefs, auction donors, attendees, volunteers and sponsors.

The Centre looks forward to seeing everyone at the rescheduled event. The new date will be announced as soon as possible. Stay tuned for updates by email and at or call Le Nichoir at 450 458 2809.

We would like to extend our most sincere recognition to the many people, companies and organizations, without whom the event would not be possible.

Thank you …

To the directors, members and staff of Whitlock Golf and Country Club for hosting the event.

To our musicians — Stewart Gunyon, Geoff Mitchell and Andrew Skowronski.

To Wanda Bray, the creator of our centrepieces.

To our Master of Ceremonies — Elias Makos.

To our auctioneer — Robin Pridham of Pridham’s Auction House.

To the wonderful chefs and businesses who have donated their time and talent:

Auberge des Gallant
Auberge Willow Inn
Château Vaudreuil
DaBoom Desserts!
Maison Du Défricheur
Presto Gourmet
Que de Bonnes Choses
Totem Roasters
Viandes & Plus
Whitlock Golf and Country Club

To our dedicated volunteers :

Annie Belhumeur, Emmanuelle Beaulieu, Anakin Benssoussin, Josée Bonneville, Jessica Cadieux, Ariane Chénard, Cynthia Chesmer, Jesse DeLuca, Emma Di Clemente, Gail Dunlop, Charlie Dupras, Susi Filsner, Johanne Gravel, Merle Hagedorn, Marlene Herzog, Martin Jackson, Catherine Jarjour, Janine Johnson, Peter Kosiuk, Jessica Laflamme Laberge, Maria Lattanzio, Juliana Lisi, Glenn MacIsaac, Johanne Oolman, Lorry Portela, Ashley-Maria Reed, Roxana Robles, Kathy Rowe, Katinka Rubin, Stephan Saplywyj, Jill Savouré, Amanda Scholefield, Diane Séguin, Michel Séguin.

To our most generous Event Sponsors …

















Songbird Sponsor

Taste of Hudson Songbird Sponsorship

Taste of Hudson 2020 – Tickets now on sale

Taste of Hudson 2020

Join us on Saturday March 28th at Le Nichoir’s most important annual fundraiser A Taste of Hudson at the Whitlock Golf and Country Club. This year’s theme “Together we can save birds” celebrates the lives of our local wild birds and Le Nichoir’s contributions to wild bird conservation.

This event features delicious meals prepared by local chefs, live music and both silent and live auctions. It promises to be a night you won’t forget!

Saturday March 28 2020

Whitlock Golf and Country Club
(128 Côte Saint-Charles, Hudson)

5:30 pm appetizers, cash bar & music
6:30 pm dinner

Silent and Live auctions

$125 ($75 tax receipt available)

A beautiful venue, fabulous food, unique auction tables – Come out and show your support of Le Nichoir’s efforts to help save wild birds.

Tickets can be reserved by calling Le Nichoir at 450 458 2809 ext 6.

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.

Donate Now

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.

Christmas Tree Fundraiser

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Flowers for Feathers – 2019 Edition

Flowers for Feathers

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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