Celebrating the inauguration of the TD classroom

Inauguration of the TD Class

From right to left : Wendy Dollinger, Vice-president, Le Nichoir, Patrick Sum, District, Vice President, TD Canada Trust, Violaine Pronovost, Coordinator, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Quebec Region, Jo-Annie Gagnon, Education Programs Coordinator, Le Nichoir and two students from Murielle-Dumont elementary school.

Hudson, January 19, 2017 – Yesterday Le Nichoir, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and students from Murielle-Dumont elementary school celebrated the inauguration of the TD classroom dedicated to environmental education within Le Nichoir’s new Wild Bird Conservation Centre.

The classroom is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the organization and TD FEF. Thanks to support from partners such as TD FEF, Le Nichoir has increased its bird care and education program capabilities significantly over the last 5 years

TD FEF is pleased to contribute to the development of educational programs for the largest Canadian songbird rehabilitation centre,” said Patrick Sum, District Vice President, TD Canada Trust. “The TD classroom at Le Nichoir provides children with a unique educational experience that will certainly peak their interest in wild birds, to both understand the birds and take action to promote their survival.

The TD classroom and its strategic location, at the entrance of the Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve, will provide children with an exceptional educational environment. With its soaring wooden ceiling, [Read more…]

2016 Annual Campaign

Celebrating 20 years of commitment to wild bird conservation

Providing compassionate and professional care and environmental education

Annual Campaign 2016Once a year we invite the public to show support for the work we do at Le Nichoir by participating in our Annual Campaign. Your generosity enables our team of wildlife biologists, students and volunteers to deliver on our mission of conserving wild birds.

Le Nichoir fulfills this mission by offering two programs: professional and compassionate care of injured and orphaned wild birds; and the development and delivery of public environmental education.

A Hermit Thrush nestling arrived at Le Nichoir after being attacked by a dog. After 4 weeks of complex care it was banded by the McGill Bird Observatory and released.

A severely oiled adult goose was admitted for care. It took 3 people 90 minutes every day for 7 days to clean it. The goose was subsequently introduced to 2 orphaned goslings. The 3 formed a bond and were eventually released together.

Did you know?

Le Nichoir has grown to become Canada’s largest songbird rehabilitation centre.

Nearly 1900 birds representing over 100 species have been brought to the Centre this year.

Staff and volunteers respond to over 6000 emails and phone calls each year.

In 2015 volunteers donated over 4600 hours to help care for the birds.

Birds came to Le Nichoir from over 140 different cities and towns in Quebec last year.

Almost every admission is due to an unfortunate human impact. 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 newly launched for very young children – What is a Bird?

With the recent opening of our new building, Le Nichoir now offers a truly unique learning environment for children linking the classroom with the learning opportunities in the adjacent Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve.  Our goal is to create an understanding, an interest and a desire to conserve wild birds.

You are part of an important community who make Le Nichoir’s commitment to compassionate and professional care and environmental education a reality. I thank you most sincerely for your support and trust.

Sincerely,

Susan

 

 

 

Susan Wylie, B. Sc. Wildlife Biology

The Messenger – November 10

Join special guests Dr. Robert Rice, Research Scientist from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre, Michael Mesure, Executive Director Fatal Light Awareness Program and staff from Le Nichoir for a screening of…

THE MESSENGER
(Original English version)

Thursday November 10th at 7 pm

John Abbott College Casgrain Theatre
21275 Rue Lakeshore, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9

Advance Tickets $20
(includes Bird Friendly® Coffee and Cake reception)

Online at: www.laplumeverte.ca
Phone: 450 458 2809

A visually thrilling eco-documentary unravels the mystery behind the world’s vanishing songbird population and questions what this means for humankinds’ own future. [Read more…]

A Perfect Cup of Bird Friendly® Coffee

Le Nichoir Bird Friendly CoffeeLearn how to make the perfect cup of coffee on November 27th at 10:30am with Le Nichoir’s very own roasters, Totem Roasters.

This free 2 hour workshop will discuss coffee from the tree to the cup including how coffee is processed, choosing a grind size, different brewing techniques, importance of water temperature, etc.

Totem Roasters will also discuss why drinking Le Nichoir’s  Bird Friendly® coffee is important and how it contributes to wild bird conservation.

Spaces are limited so reservations must be made at 450 458 2809 or education@lenichoir.org

Annual Open House Saturday July 30

La Journée portes ouvertes

Le Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation Centre will open its doors to the public on Saturday July 30th at 637 Main in Hudson from 10 am to 2 pm.

The event is free and everyone is invited to stop by and learn about Le Nichoir’s programs and to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Guided tours of the Centre, walk the trails of the Sydenham Clarke Nature Reserve with naturalist Chris Cloutier from the Morgan Arboretum, crafts for children, a Bird Friendly® coffee tasting, a cash BBQ and birthday cake.

Guest organizations present will include Bird Protection Quebec, Sierra Club Quebec, Nature-Action Québec, COBAVER-VS, Club ornithologique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, and Fondation TD des amis de l’environnement.

Come learn and celebrate with Canada’s largest organization dedicated to songbirds.