Newsletter 2021

As we spring into a new year, we would like to share with you our annual newsletter.

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Donor’s Message

Shop Local, Shop Le Nichoir

With winter fast approaching, most backyard birds have migrated to warmer climes, which means fewer admissions at Le Nichoir and more time to plan and prepare for what lies ahead. Our team is now busily engaged in Holiday and year-end fundraising activities that will support our bird care and education programs in 2021. You can help by making a contribution to our upcoming Annual Campaign or by sponsoring a bird in your own name or on behalf of someone you care about.

If you are looking for a way to “shop local” this holiday season, we have a few interesting solutions! Check out our Christmas tree sale of balsam firs grown in the Eastern Townships, our locally roasted Bird Friendly coffee, the Flowers for Feathers plants grown here in Hudson, and the interesting variety of Quebec-made products offered through our La Plume Verte boutique.  By supporting Le Nichoir’s programs, your holiday shopping will also help businesses across Quebec.

We wish you a healthy and happy holiday season and offer our heartfelt thanks for the incredible generosity you have shown us this year.


Why Do We Care About Wild Birds

Because birds are nature’s voice and they need a helping hand

With your support we offer that helping hand with knowledge, skill and compassion.

Every year, thousands of concerned citizens like you contact our team of wildlife biologists, students and volunteers for helpful advice and compassionate, professional bird care. But we all know that 2020 is proving to be a year like no other. The pandemic has turned our world upside down. For Le Nichoir, this has meant the suspension of our environmental education programs and the cancellation of essential fundraising events. Social distancing rules closed our conservation centre to the public and greatly reduced our ability to benefit from the extraordinary group of volunteers that has helped us through our peak summer season for the past 24 years.

In spite of all that, we are proud to report that 2020 was another record year for our bird care services, with more than 2,600 bird admissions. Each and every one of those birds tells a story about the harsh realities facing wild birds.

With your support, we will be able to continue lending a helping hand to distressed birds, and be equipped to make our unique education programs available to even more children – sound investments for the future of wild birds and, by extension, the health of our struggling environment.

You are an important part of Le Nichoir’s family of friends and supporters making wild bird conservation a reality. Thank you for your confidence in Le Nichoir and for considering a gift during this year’s campaign.

Thank you,

Susan, Jo-Annie, and Weiyi


All wrapped up

Consider introducing a coffee drinker on your gift list to a unique coffee this holiday season.

Certified Bird Friendly is the world’s only 100% organic shade-grown coffee certification.  Bags of Café Le Nichoir contain 100% certified Bird Friendly, organic and Fair Trade coffee – no mixing – just 100% certified coffee that:

  • Fights deforestation
  • Saves habitat
  • Helps wildlife
  • Fairly compensates farmers
  • Supports Le Nichoir
  • Supports local business

With the help of our artisanal coffee roasting partner, we have designed a creative gift box to hold two certified Bird Friendly coffees of your choice.   We offer medium or dark roast coffees and can grind the beans for filter or espresso machines.

Choose two bags of coffee, select a gift box and we’ll package them in a Quebec made box surrounded by a colourful sleeve featuring local birds whose winter habit certified Bird Friendly coffee protects.  We can send it to you or mail it directly to the recipient with your message.

The coffee you choose really can change the world. Show your support for Le Nichoir and the certified Bird Friendly initiative this season by adding Café Le Nichoir to your gift list.

Learn more and order online at or, call Le Nichoir at 450 458 2809 x 6.