Le Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation Centre is pleased to invite you to their Festival of Birds and Nature. This free event is an invitation to celebrate birds, nature and their advocates. The Festival will be held this year on July 20 between 2:30pm and 6:30pm.
The Festival of Birds and Nature is a great opportunity to learn about Le Nichoir, observe the birds under care and follow experienced guides into the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve (adjacent to Le Nichoir) to better understand its diverse flora and fauna.
Many local organizations will be joining in to meet the public and share insights about their work and the projects they are currently working on. Guest organizations include Nature Conservancy Canada, Bird Protection Quebec, Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Canadian Wildlife Federation and more.
Speakers, including Joel Coutu and a representative from the Canadian Wildlife federation, will be presenting on a variety of topics. For younger audiences, there will be storytelling, crafts, face painting and more. If you get hungry, the food truck ‘La Bohème’ will be on site where you can purchase good food, snacks, desserts, and drinks. Meanwhile, Totem Roasters will have a coffee tasting station for you to savor Le Nichoir certified Bird Friendly® coffee.
About Le Nichoir:
Situated at the entrance to the Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve in Hudson, QC, Le Nichoir’s mission is to conserve wild birds as part of our natural heritage. Le Nichoir delivers its mission through professional and compassionate care of injured and orphaned wild birds and the development and delivery of public environmental education programs. Le Nichoir admits over 1800 birds annually representing over 100 species from over 180 towns in Quebec and is recognized as the largest centre of its kind in Canada for songbirds. The Centre offers public education through multiple channels; 1) visits and tours of the Centre, 2) manning kiosks at various community events, 3) phone calls and emails and 4) formal environmental educational programs for children including Bird Adaptations: Custom-made for Habitat, Avian Detectives and What is a bird?