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Open House 2017

This year Le Nichoir’s volunteers and staff changed the format of the Open House to offer more to visitors. The new Centre allowed a larger outdoor venue, and the weather could not have been more perfect.

Bird Protection Quebec, Club Ornithologique  de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Joël Coutu led  bird watching tours every 30 minutes. And, for the first time, Le Nichoir also offered a series of workshops hosted by the David Suzuki Foundation, Morgan Arboretum and Joël Coutu.

The open house was a great opportunity to visit our new facility and experience first hand the Centre’s education program at the interactive education kiosk.

The event drew both new and familiar faces interested in observing Le Nichoir’s patients and meeting a variety of environmental organizations including Sierra Club Canada, Nature-Action Québec, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, COBAVER-VS and Chief Top Leaf.

The Hudson Fire Department and Le Nichoir’s volunteers were also there to give a hand.

A very big thank you to our sponsors and to the Town of Hudson for the use of their tents.

 

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Invitation to our Annual Open House

Invitation to our Annual Open House

Annual Open House

Saturday July 22th10 am – 2 pm
637 Main, Hudson QC J0P 1H0

Your opportunity to get to know Le Nichoir’s volunteers and staff and, most importantly, an opportunity to observe many of the different species of birds found in Quebec.

A rain-or-shine event.

Admission is free and everyone is invited!

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Summer educator to inform and inspire

Le Nichoir is committed to educating the public about wild birds and promoting ways to co-exist with them. To further that aim, with the support of The Hagen Family Foundation and Nutrience, we have hired our first Summer Educator to help visitors have an informative, engaging and inspirational experience at the Centre.
Mark Hagen and Kirstin Lachance

Mark Hagen and Kirstin LachanceMark Hagen and Kirstin Lachance

Kirstin Lachance, who is currently studying Environmental and Wildlife Management at Vanier College will be available at the Centre 5 days a week Wednesdays to Sundays until July 24th.

This dedicated educator will be available to answer questions and offer advice. The role also involves developing interactive learning materials in our classroom for both youth and adults, as well as leading visitors on tours of the indoor and outdoor facilities.

The public is also invited to visit our beautiful new multi-function classroom, which has become a summer interpretation site to inform visitors about Le Nichoir’s work and our local wild birds.

We are extremely grateful to have an educator and thank the The Hagen Family Foundation and Nutrience for their generosity.

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International Migratory Bird Day

International Migratory Bird Day

Image: Canadian Wildlife Federation

On May 13th, Environment for the Americas is celebrating International Migratory Bird Day to raise awareness of the birds that connect the countries across the Americas through their migration. For this occasion, Le Nichoir and the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) have organized a series of activities to celebrate the return of our migratory birds from their winter down south.

We are excited to be hosting one of three Wild Migration Maps, a giant 11m x 8m floor map showing the migration pattern of 20 at-risk Canadian species, at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre in Hudson.

Come walk on the map to trace the migration of birds across the Americas, learn about the wonders of migration and discover the reasons behind this behaviour. Le Nichoir’s biologists and an educator from the CWF will be there with a series of fun and informative activities for the whole family.

Advance registration is required:
education@lenichoir.org or  450 458 2809.
Details of the activity:
Location: Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main, Hudson (QC) J0P 1H0

Date: International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday May 13th, 2017

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recommended for: Families with children of 6 years and over

Cost: Free of charge

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Grand Défi 2017

Équipe Le Nichoir

NOTE: Because of the torrential rain scheduled for this weekend, we will begin our bird-watching marathon on May 20 instead.

For the 5th year, Le Nichoir will participate in the Grand Défi QuébecOiseaux where Jo-Annie Gagnon and our volunteers will observe as many bird species as possible within a 10 metre circle for 24 hours starting at 6 pm on May 5. A bird-watching marathon!

This event, now in its seventh year, brings together all levels of birders from across the province to help raise awareness and funds for wild bird and habitat conservation.

This year our team aims to observe 55 different species of birds, 5 more than last year.

To reach that goal, some of the team members will spend the night under the stars, hoping to add the nocturnal birds like the Barred Owl or the American Woodcock to the list.

Sponsor Team Le Nichoir here

Or, contact Le Nichoir directly at 450 458 2809