Caring for Birds in Tough Times

In light of COVID-19, the Board of Directors met by teleconference to plot a new course for Le Nichoir. The pandemic has forced us to cancel our main fundraiser, A Taste of Hudson. Replacing those funds will call for a major effort and a lot of goodwill. What’s more, COVID-19 safety measures forced us to suspend our volunteer program. Last year, volunteers provided over 4,600 hours of donated time to the Centre. These will be sorely missed in the coming months.

Our multi-talented biologists are working hard to adapt to this new reality. Here are some of the measures we’ve adopted so far:

  • We have suspended the educational program until further notice.
  • We have made changes to our bird care operations to allow us to pursue our mission safely, but on a reduced scale.
  • Bird care will be provided exclusively by employees until further notice. The only exception is ambulance drivers, who can provide volunteer services without entering the building.
  • The Centre is closed to the public except to admit injured birds. Anyone planning on delivering an injured bird must call ahead.
  • La Plume Verte and Bird Friendly Coffee customers are encouraged to order online
  • We are making maximum use of our telephone and online help lines to educate callers and avoid unnecessary admissions.

Le Nichoir is a strong and seasoned organization with exceptional staff. We are confident in our ability to keep caring for birds, even in these difficult times. Our many supporters and some recently announced government aid programs will help us along the way. We are prepared to make additional operational changes as the situation evolves, should we need to.

We will keep you posted as we go, so please stay tuned.

Behind-the-scenes at Le Nichoir

Le Nichoir

Have you ever wondered what a typical day is like for Le Nichoir’s staff? Watch this short behind-the-scenes video to learn about what happens on a daily basis at the Centre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dTP_l7znmU&t=43s

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.