Family Activity – Build a Bird House – March 7

Build a bird house

For March Break, Le Nichoir is organizing a workshop for you and your family to build your own bird house. The construction is easy and simple for children who will be able to keep their work and hang it in at home

Two workshops will be offered, one in morning, one in afternoon.

Note that the activity includes using hammers and nails, parents are expected to be supervising their children at all times.

Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 x 3 or education@lenichoir.org

When: Thursday March 7

Time: Morning workshop: 9:30 am to 12 pm
Afternoon workshop: 1:30 pm to 4 pm

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

Cost: 8$


Taste of Hudson 2019

A Taste of Hudson

2019 Newsletter

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Le Nichoir News 2019

Family Activity – Bird Homes – Saturday February 2

Family activity- Bird Homes – February 2

Where do birds live? Do they all sleep in trees, in nest boxes or do they have dens?

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 outdoor, dress according to the weather.

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 ext 3 or education@lenichoir.org

When: Saturday February 2

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

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

Cost: 5$

 

Other activities 2019

May 11 – Sounds and songs Learn to recognize some of the common sounds of spring.

July 6 – Colours Why is the cardinal red, the jay blue and the dove brown? Explore the variety of colours displayed by birds and the reasons behind it.

September 28 – A bird year Explore what happens during the first year of a bird from its birth until it has babies.

 


Seminar – Winter Birds – Tuesday January 29

Seminar - Winter Birds - Tuesday January 29

Discover the bird species that spend the winter in this area and their adaptations to survive the cold.

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

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809  ext 3 or  education@lenichoir.org

When: Tuesday, January 29

Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

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

Cost: 5$

 

Other seminars 2019

March 26 – Planting for birds (French) Make any yard more attractive and safer for wild birds through planting

June 4 – Pollinators (English) Most of us know that pollinators are an important part of the ecosystem but did you know that not only bees pollinate? Learn about the importance and variety of pollinating animals.

October 8 – Feeding Birds (English) How to create an attractive and safe yard for wild birds.

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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Staff at Le Nichoir Birds at Le Nichoir Birds at Le Nichoir

 

 

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