Le Nichoir Bird Conservation Center Hosts First Open House


Le Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation Centre will open its doors to the public on Saturday July 22nd at 637 Main in Hudson from 10 am to 2 pm. The event is free and everyone is invited to stop by and learn about Le Nichoir and other local organizations. This is the first annual Open House being held  at their new facility.

The Open House is a great opportunity to learn about Le Nichoir‘s services and observe the birds under care. The popular bird-watching walks in the Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve will be offered as well as a series of mini-conferences including a talk about the David Suzuki Foundation Butterflyway Project and a presentation from the Morgan Arboretum on how to cohabit with wildlife. There will be crafts for children, Bird Friendly coffee tasting, a chance to shop at La Plume Verte and a cash BBQ. This is also a great chance to learn about their new upcoming project for woodpeckers.

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Many local organizations will also be present to meet the public and talk with them about their work and different projects.

Le Nichoir’s Open House is a unique event in Vaudreuil-Soulanges where the public and many local environmental organizations can come together and connect” says Jo-Annie Gagnon, Le Nichoir’s Education Coordinator.

Guest organizations include David Suzuki Foundation, Bird Protection Quebec, Sierra Club Quebec, Nature Action Québec, Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Morgan Arboretum and Fondation TD les amis de l’environnement and more.

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 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 and Avian Detectives.