Sponsor a Chimney Swift
Chimney Swift populations have been in decline since brick chimneys began falling out of favour and homeowners began capping unused chimneys.
The Chimney Swift is a favourite at Le Nichoir. As nestlings, these birds are fed an insect-based diet every 15-25 minutes for 16 hours a day. Once able to fly, they are housed in a large aviary with an artificial chimney that will prepare them for release into the wild.
Your sponsorship ensures that a wild bird will receive the care it needs to be released into the wild, healthy and fully capable of breeding.
Le Nichoir takes its responsibility for its patients very seriously. Our wildlife rehabilitation work requires significant technical expertise and extensive knowledge of the natural history of our patients. As part of the professional-level care, we provide medical treatments, a balanced diet, and housing adapted to the needs of each species.
Your sponsorship will support our threatened bird rehabilitation program. Providing the proper care for our patients means meeting the individual needs of each bird. Threatened birds can be especially challenging because each species has unique requirements. What, how, and when the birds are fed are important considerations that vary by species, and most threatened birds require special housing adapted to their needs. Luckily, Le Nichoir is the specialist in caring for threatened species. We are up for the challenge!
Your rehabilitation sponsorship includes:
- A personalized certificate of sponsorship that can be given as a gift
- A collectable card with the inside story about the Chimney Swift
- An invitation to a special tour at Le Nichoir with our staff – In the case of a gift, both the purchaser and the recipient are invited to attend
- A Le Nichoir fridge magnet
- ‘News from Le Nichoir’ Newsletter.
Tax receipt available to purchaser.