Celebrating 20 years of commitment to wild bird conservation
Providing compassionate and professional care and environmental education
Once 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.
Susan Wylie, B. Sc. Wildlife Biology