Flowers for Feathers Spring Plant Sale

Flowers for Feathers
Come and meet us Saturday April 6 between 9 am and noon in the lobby of the Hudson Village Theatre (28 Wharf Road, Hudson).

Several local organizations are getting together to launch into spring. Find us among the the flowers! We will be selling locally grown daffodil, cyclamen and hyacinth plants along with our bird seed. Hope to see you there.

1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partner

partner_badge_200x250_whiteLe Nichoir is pleased to announce that it is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet and eligible to receive donations from 1% member companies.

View our profile here

1% for the Planet is a growing movement of companies that donate one percent of their sales to environmental organizations such as Le Nichoir worldwide.

We’d love to inspire more businesses to join the alliance and to support Le Nichoir through their 1% commitment. Contact us to learn more.

About 1% for the Planet
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,250 member companies in 43 countries that donate one percent of their sales to environmental organizations worldwide. Each day, more than one new business joins the 1% for the Planet movement. As a network, the 1% community has become a frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. To learn more about 1% go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

Special Edition Newsletter

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In this special issue of the e-newsletter, Le Nichoir looks back on a year of successful fundraisers, busy community events, important developments for the New Centre project and, of course, hours of bird care provided by tireless volunteers and staff.

Download your copy HERE

Buy your tickets now

Christopher DoddsJoin world renowned Canadian nature photographer Christopher Dodds in a very special event to benefit Le Nichoir. The last time Chris presented his work and talked of his adventures as a benefit for Le Nichoir, it was to a sold out crowd so reserve your tickets early.

Tickets $20 at the door

Saturday March 9, 2013 6:30 p.m.
John Abbott College Casgrain Theatre

(21275 Lakeshore, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9)

Tickets $20 at the door
Raffle and door prizes

Dessert and coffee and the opportunity to meet with Chris at intermission.

The show is designed to be entertaining and informative to all; nature lovers and photographers alike. Stories of adventure, natural history facts and information are all on the menu. Over one hundred of his images will be projected, many unseen. Everyone is welcome!

Visit Chris’ blog and Facebook page to see some of his stunning photography and learn more about his fast paced life as a nature photographer.

Tickets $20 at the door

Christopher Dodds has combined his life-long passion for nature with highly technical expertise to become one of the top nature photographers of the time. Chris follows the call of the wild to the most breathtaking locations in the world to capture the true soul of nature in his lens.

[Read more…]

Flowers for Feathers Fundraiser

Flowers for FeathersIn its 4th year for the benefit of Le Nichoir

Creative holiday gift!

A locally grown potted plant every month for 5 month

December – Poinsettia
January – Hyacinth
Valentine’s Day – Tulips
Easter – Lily
April – Begonia

Pick up locations in Hudson and the West Island. Delivery option available.

$155 ($100 tax receipt)

Download the registration form here

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.

Learn more

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…]

New Centre Project Update

Lease Signing October 2012We are extremely happy to announce that thanks to the support of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Town of Hudson, Le Nichoir has signed a 99-year lease, which formalizes our occupancy of the buildings and land at 637 Main Road, and will allow for the construction of the new centre. The future of Le Nichoir, at what has been our home since 1995, is now assured.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Town of Hudson for their efforts in make this long term lease a reality.

Earlier this year, we expanded the New Centre Project planning to include the construction of an innovative and much needed multi-unit aviary for songbirds and insectivorous birds. With the signing of this lease and the generosity of donors, including many individuals, TD Friends of the Environment, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and Greygates Foundation construction of the new aviary will get underway as soon as the weather permits.

The Flowers for Feathers program run by Dr. Amanda Glew has contributed over $10,000 to the New Centre Building Fund and will continue again in 2013.

This summer, Le Nichoir very successfully participated in Jamieson Vitamins’ “Call For the Wild!” donation challenge program. Five Canadian wildlife and wilderness organizations were chosen to share in a $100,000 fund. Enthusiastic public voting resulted in Le Nichoir receiving $37,248 for our New Centre Building Fund. That grant moves Le Nichoir one more step towards building a new rehabilitation and education centre in Hudson.

With the long-term lease now signed, the new multi-unit aviary scheduled for construction and more than 60% of the New Centre Building Fund in place Le Nichoir will continue to focus its efforts on raising the remaining funds required to begin construction of the new centre.

Read the press release

Image courtesy of the Nature Conservancy of Canada

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.