Le Nichoir News Online auction begins today!

Thanks to the generosity of our local artisans and businesses, a variety of items are available for bidding starting at 9:00 a.m. today as Le Nichoir kicks off our online auction.

Please take a moment to read the silent auction rules:

  • The last name with the highest bid on the bidding sheet wins
  • Starting bids and minimum bid increments must be respected
  • Bids that do not respect the minimum bid increment will be disregarded

The auction closes Sunday, November 15th at 5:00 p.m. We will contact winners on Monday, November 16th to arrange pick-up their items at Le Nichoir (637 Main, Hudson).

On behalf of everyone at Le Nichoir, we are extremely grateful for all the support we have received. We hope that you enjoy the event.

To access the online auction, CLICK HERE.

NEW! Items purchased at our event can be picked up directly at Le Nichoir (637 Main) or at a location in Baie D’Urfe.

Delivery is also available to those individuals currently isolating due to the pandemic in the Hudson, Rigaud, St-Lazare, Vaudreuil and West Island area.

Our Generous Sponsors







Le Nichoir’s Online Silent Auction

Le Nichoir is thrilled to host its first online auction! Local merchants and supporters in the area have generously donated all these wonderful items for you to bid on. Enjoy the convenience of supporting wild bird conservation from the comfort of your own home by bidding.

This auction will run from 9 a.m. Saturday, November 7 until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 15. All items are pick-up only (637 Main, Hudson, QC). NEW items will be posted daily, so be sure to check in regularly!

We will also launch a special appeal to help raise funds to repair and replace some crucial veterinary equipment. All pledges towards the appeal are 100% tax-deductible.

All proceeds raised at this event will go directly towards supporting our bird care and education programs. The funds received will help offset some of the financial losses Le Nichoir has experienced due to Covid-19.

We look forward to having you there! To access the auction please visit our website at 9:00am on November 7th.


To protect our staff and the general public we regret that we must close the Centre to all visitors.

The Centre will continue to accept bird admissions but by appointment only.

All tours and on-site education programs are cancelled. Virtual education programs are now being offered.

Items from our La Plume Verte store (including our Le Nichoir’s Bird Friendly® coffee) are available on-site or through our online store here.

Bird admissions: An appointment must be made for all bird admissions. We ask that only one person accompany the bird to Le Nichoir and that you do not enter the building.

We appreciate your cooperation.

Embracing the unknown and moving forward

Le Nichoir's bird care team 2020

Le Nichoir’s bird care team 2020

This summer saw Le Nichoir set new records: Since May, 2,377 birds have been admitted to the Centre for care. Although most of our programs are on hold due to the pandemic, our bird care program has been in full swing and thriving. We’ve seen flocks of American robins and Mallard ducklings, and handfuls of Barn swallows and Red-eyed vireos. The Centre has been filled to the brim with birds requiring care.

As summer winds to a close, bird admissions too are slowing down. The fall will allow us to rethink how we communicate with our supporters and find new ways to fund our work. Our team is excited to try out innovative online alternatives and strengthen virtual versions of our traditional events. Look for more information on these initiatives in our upcoming newsletters.

Le Nichoir has been incredibly fortunate to receive an enormous amount of help from supporters and the local community. We offer a heartfelt thank you to those who have stayed by our side. We are touched to see the level of support individuals have offered to the wild birds and to Le Nichoir during this ongoing crisis.