A Taste of Hudson Raises $41,000

Elias Makos

Now a highlight of the region’s social calendar, this year’s A Taste of Hudson was a resounding success. The culinary extravaganza and live auction, which took place at St. James’ Hall on March 28th, raised an amazing $41,000 for Le Nichoir.

The money raised will be used to provide bird care, expand the children’s educational program, and fund student employment over the coming summer.

Thank you to all those who contributed to a wonderful evening. Chefs, auction donors, sponsors, musicians, auctioneers, our Master of Ceremonies, staff and 35 volunteers worked together to create this event in support of Le Nichoir. Our list of people to thank is long but includes: [Read more…]

La Plume Verte – Online

La Plume Verte - Online

La Plume Verte – Le Nichoir’s retail adventure – is now online!

We sell bird feeders including specialty water feeders, hummingbird feeders and squirrel resistant feeders in our store. Looking for ways to prevent birds colliding with your windows? Try Window Alert decals.  Want to put out nesting boxes? We offer nesting boxes for swallows and bluebirds as well as chickadees and wrens.  We even have bat boxes!

Most of the bird feeders and feeder accessories we have tried out ourselves.

Shop with a purpose as all profits from sales at La Plume Verte are used to support Le Nichoir’s conservation programs including the care of injured and orphaned wild birds and environmental education programs.

And, because we are still a small enterprise so we do not charge sales tax.

Visit the store

Le Nichoir’s Director spreads her wings

Susan WylieLe Nichoir is proud to announce that this January its very own executive director has been appointed President of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) – an Oregon based organization providing education and resources for wildlife conservation worldwide.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to promote both Le Nichoir and IWRC and the important work both organizations do for wildlife. Networking and sharing expertise is crucial in this field of work and in the pursuit of our respective missions” says Susan Wylie, B.Sc. wildlife biology.

Susan takes up her two-year term as President having served as a Director of the IWRC’s board for seven years. While continuing as the Executive Director of Le Nichoir, Susan will use her position as IWRC President to support wildlife rehabilitators internationally and to contribute to the professionalism of the field.

A Taste of Hudson is back!

A Taste of Hudson

Ten chefs come out for an encore performance at a March 28 fundraiser for Le Nichoir

Back by popular demand, A Taste of Hudson is a great opportunity to indulge in the culinary creations of ten great chefs while raising money for Le Nichoir, Quebec’s only wildlife rehabilitation centre dedicated to songbirds.

Only 115 tickets available

Saturday, March 28 2015

St James’ Hall

(642, Main, Hudson – across from Le Nichoir)

5:30 pm Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar & music

6:30 pm Dinner

Silent and live auctions

  Tickets $75  advance purchase only at 450 458 2809 (starting Monday February 23rd)

Can’t attend but want to show your support? Consider becoming a Hummingbird Sponsor by making a donation to Le Nichoir. Your Hummingbird sponsorship will help ensure the financial success of the event and all Hummingbirds will be acknowledged during the event. Not quite like being there but a great way to show your support if you can’t make it.

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Special Edition Newsletter

As we launch into 2015, staff, volunteers and friends of Le Nichoir share a look back on 2014: new pens for aquatic birds, wildlife education without live animals, difficult decisions and much much more.

Special Edition Newsletter

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