• Give a meaning to bird conservation

    The Grand Défi is QuébecOiseaux’s most important fundraiser of the year. The funds that are collected are devoted to the conservation of Quebec birds and their habitats. Your participation is precious!
  • A winning formula

    Discover the new version of the Grand Défi QuébecOiseaux. More versatile, runs for an extended period and more exciting than ever!
  • 24 hours of passionate birding

    Try to observe as many bird species as possible in a single 24 hour period. A fun and enticing challenge for your friends and family. Go for the ultimate experience and risk a night out in the wild. Unforgettable memories guaranteed
  • Newly extended period

    You have a whole month to pick the best timing for your team and deal with our whimsical weather.
  • Many prizes to win

    The person collecting the most money will win a $1 300 spotting scope, complete with the tripod. And for each pledge of $ 20, your donors have a chance to win a fabulous stay at the Mont-Albert lodge worth close to $ 700!
  • A simple and easy way to pay pledges

    QuébecOiseaux supports your collecting efforts! A simple inteface allows your donors to contribute to your fundraiser without any hassle. Have fun, we'll collect for you!
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Are you ready for spring?

For bird lovers, the return of migrants means the return of good weather. And the desire to go out and pursue his passion becomes irresistible.

For six years now, QuébecOiseaux offers all bird lovers in the province an original way to celebrate spring: Le Grand Défi QuébecOiseaux. Those who participated in the past, eagerly await each new edition. Winners use their binoculars or spotting scope with renewed fulfillment. Others will proudly face cool weather with their coats Grand Défi embroided with the name of their team, highlighting the year they won the title for the best team. Year after year they impatiently await the Grand Défi.

Conservation projects financed by the Grand Défi 2016

The Grand Défi is QuébecOiseaux's largest fundraiser and the funds collected are devoted to the conservation of Quebec birds and their habitats. We surveyed our members and participants of past editions to determine from a selection of projetcs, which ones should be favored in the framework of the edition 2016 of the Grand Défi. The choice pointed towards the Purlple Martin, the Barn Swallow, the Cliff Swallows, three insectivorous species highly threatened in Quebec, as well as the American Kestrel, for the installtion of nesting boxes.

Build a team, choose your challenge and try to observe as many species in 24 hours. We offer a full month this year to determine the ideal date for your Grand Défi. Don't be limited by bad weather or the arrival of migratory species in your specific area. Stationary (Big Sit) or on the move (Big Day), choose the challenge that will best meet your reality.HINO JSG

Take part to the Grand Défi and help finance important conservation projects of QuébecOiseaux as well as bird conservation projects from over 50 different organizations.

Goals

  • Bring awareness of birdwatching and bird conservation. Ornithologists share locally with the public their knowledge and discoveries;
  • Raise funds dedicated to the conservation of birds in Quebec;
  • Offer birders an opportunity to compare their knowledge in a fun activity.

Prizes to win

Prices stakes are awarded on merit. The Grand Défi is dedicated to conservation, so participants who gather the most donations will win top honors. Thanks to the generosity of our partners, each of the team members who raised the most money will win an Excellence Award as:

From Sail Outdoors, we will give each member of the winning team (the one that raises the most donations cumulatively) a four-season jacket valued at over $ 300. Each jacket will bear the name of the winning team in addition to the mention Winner of the Grand Défi QuébecOiseaux 2016
Courtesy of Vortex Canada, we will give the winner (the person who receives the most donations) a spotting scope model Diamondback 20-60x80 equipped with a GT-Pro tripod all worth $ 1 300;

Amongst all the teams we will draw the following prizes:

  • Membership/magazine subscription combo worth $ 40;
  • Two tickets to the Montreal Biodome valued at $ 39.50;
  • Two tickets to the Montreal Insectarium valued at $ 39.50;
  • Two tickets for the Montreal Botanical Garden with a value of $ 39.50;
  • Two tickets for the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium valued at $ 39.50;
  • Two tickets to the Granby Zoo, valued at 77.90$
  • A one-year subscription to the magazine QuébecOiseaux worth $ 23.

By making a donation you can also win!

For every $ 20 donation made in the Grand Défi, (i.e.: $ 100 gives you 5 chances to win.) You get a chance to win:

A Gourmet Package at the Mount Albert Resort in Gaspésie, for two, courtesy of SÉPAQ. The package includes two nights in a room at the inn, two suppers, two breakfasts, access to Gaspésie National Park, and all service fees. Prize redeemable until 31 May 2017. Total value of prize: $ 667.83.

Plus:

  • Membership/magazine subscription worth $ 40 (3 drawings);
  • Two tickets to the Montreal Biodome valued at $ 39.50;
  • Two tickets to the Montreal Insectarium valued at $ 39.50;
  • Two tickets for the Montreal Botanical Garden with a value of $ 39.50;
  • Two tickets for the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium valued at $ 39.50;
  • A one-year subscription to the magazine QuébecOiseaux worth $ 23 (3 subscriptions).

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