A Taste of Hudson

In light of the measures recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Le Nichoir has taken the considered decision to postpone its fundraising auction, A Taste of Hudson. Because the safety of our guests and everyone involved is most important, the event originally planned for Saturday, March 28, 2020, will be rescheduled.

Le Nichoir deeply appreciates the enormous amount of planning and support it received from the Whitlock Golf and Country Club, participating chefs, auction donors, attendees, volunteers and sponsors.

The Centre looks forward to seeing everyone at the rescheduled event. The new date will be announced as soon as possible. Stay tuned for updates by email and at lenichoir.org or call Le Nichoir at 450 458 2809.

We would like to extend our most sincere recognition to the many people, companies and organizations, without whom the event would not be possible. [Read more…]

Songbird Sponsor

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Taste of Hudson 2020 – Tickets now on sale

Taste of Hudson 2020

Join us on Saturday March 28th at Le Nichoir’s most important annual fundraiser A Taste of Hudson at the Whitlock Golf and Country Club. This year’s theme “Together we can save birds” celebrates the lives of our local wild birds and Le Nichoir’s contributions to wild bird conservation.

This event features delicious meals prepared by local chefs, live music and both silent and live auctions. It promises to be a night you won’t forget!

Saturday March 28 2020

Whitlock Golf and Country Club
(128 Côte Saint-Charles, Hudson)

5:30 pm appetizers, cash bar & music
6:30 pm dinner

Silent and Live auctions

$125 ($75 tax receipt available)

A beautiful venue, fabulous food, unique auction tables – Come out and show your support of Le Nichoir’s efforts to help save wild birds.

Tickets can be reserved by calling Le Nichoir at 450 458 2809 ext 6.

Taste of Hudson 2020

A Taste of Hudson 2020

A quick stopover before heading to the Atlantic


Most of the patients currently at Le Nichoir are aquatic birds. More and more birds such as geese, ducks and gulls are overwintering in our region rather than migrating south and many diving species such as loons and grebes tend to migrate late in the winter.

One patient in particular, a Red-necked grebe, was recently transferred to Le Nichoir from another facility in Quebec. The grebe had been found grounded on wet pavement unable to fly.

On arrival at Le Nichoir our biologists, Susan and Weiyi, performed an examination and took x-rays. The bird was feisty and in perfect health. Not needing any care, the bird was well fed with fish and then released on open water shortly after his arrival.

Such situations are not unheard of for birds such as grebes as they are only able to take flight when on water. Occasionally they become stranded when they accidentally misinterpret wet pavement as a body of water as was the case with this bird.