Le Nichoir’s Open House will Celebrate 20 years of Commitment to Canada’s Wild Birds

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Le Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation Centre, Canada’s Wild Birds, Hudson, West island Blog, Rhonda Massad

Le Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation Centre will open its doors to all on Saturday July 30th at 637 Main Road in Hudson from 10 am to 2 pm.

The event is free and everyone is invited to stop by and learn about Le Nichoir’s programs and to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

We encourage people to come to the Open House on July 30th to see and learn about the many different species of birds that we have in Quebec. It is a day filled with activities for the whole family” says Jo-Annie Gagnon, Le Nichoir’s Education Coordinator.

Open House is a great opportunity to take a guided tour of the Centre and Le Nichoir’s outdoor aviaries, to walk the trails of the Sydenham Clarke Nature Reserve with naturalist Chris Cloutier from the Morgan Arboretum or to meet Chief Top Leaf from Mohawk Nation.Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 12.05.42 AM

Each year Le Nichoir invites other organizations dedicated to wildlife and conservation to join the event and this year a record number of organizations will have information kiosks on site. Guest organizations include Bird Protection Quebec, Sierra Club Quebec, Nature Action Québec, Sauvons l’Anse de l’Orme, COBAVER-VS, Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Société québecoise pour la défense des animaux and Fondation TD les amis de l’environnement.

There will be crafts for children, bird observation walks, a Bird Friendly coffee tasting, a chance to shop at La Plume Verte, a cash BBQ and birthday cake.

Come learn and celebrate with Canada’s largest organization dedicated to songbirds.

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 1600 birds annually representing over 100 species from over 150 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 CentreScreen Shot 2016-07-22 at 12.04.27 AM, 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 and Avian Detectives.

Additional information:

Susan Wylie, Executive Director

450 458 2809

susan@lenichoir.org

www.lenichoir.org

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