- UQROP – Noémie with Hawk – Photo by Steve Troletti
I recently had the pleasure of visiting UQROP (Union Québécoise de Réhabilitation des Oiseaux de Proie), North America’s leader in the rehabilitation and the preservation of Birds of Prey. UQROP is ran mainly by private and corporate funding through a series of fund-raising activities. You can also help while getting up close and personal with a variety of birds of Prey in the CHOUETTE À VOIR show! Although many of the birds presented in the show have suffered injuries and denaturalization there are a great deal of birds on the property being totally rehabilitated for release back in nature. A state of the art medical aviary can be visited under the supervision of friendly UQROP Staff. You’ll find several wooded paths around the grounds that lead to enclosed aviaries containing injured local birds of prey that will never be returned to the wild due to their condition. You can however observe them in an almost natural environment and sometimes hear them interacting with wild birds visiting the property from time to time.
- UQROP – Chouette a voir animator with Barn Owl – Photo by Steve Troletti
If your travels bring you near St-Jude Quebec, an hours travel from Montreal, you can visit L’UQROP with 2 daily representations of their educational programming, CHOUETTE À VOIR!
UQROP – St-Jude, Quebec