Installation of birdhouses at Ile du Moine

Event Details

July 13th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Ile du Moine, Quebec
Habitat Restoration

To help the return of pasture favoring wild birds and maintain the ecological integrity of Île du Moine, you are invited to participate in the installation of Barn Swallow nesting boxes.


Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Ile du Moine

This island is home to meadows, marshes, and swamps, as well as many interesting bird species including the Barn Swallow, Bobolink, Nelson’s Sparrow, Short-billed Wren, Short-eared Owl and Least Bittern.

What you will be doing

You will travel by boat to the island where you will install birdhouses for Barn Swallows. Activity will include assembling and installing large nest boxes, including nailing and drilling. Structures are heavy.

Why you will love it

You will get to enjoy the ecological richness of this island and its different habitats (meadows, wetlands and woodlands) which provide habitat for rare bird species such as the Bobolink, the Nelson's Sparrow, the Eastern Wood-pewee and the Least Bittern. You will also learn from experts about the Barn Swallow and how it builds nests in man-made structures.


Contact Valerie Aubin:

Please Note

Participants must be at least 18 years old.
In case of rain, the activity will be postponed to Sunday July 14, 2019 .
The meeting point will be in the parking lot of the Commune in Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel. Details will be provided to registrants later.
Ticks could be present in the island.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Unfinished trails, not accessible
All tools will be provided by NCC
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Personal flotation device
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Insect repellent