Bird Houses



Thanks to a generous donation of $15 000 from the Pacte Rural Brome-Missiquoi, Pleins Rayons has been able to develop a wood working workshop to build birdhouses for insectivorous birds, including swallows and the Eastern blue bird.

Our objective is to build and install 600 bird houses in a year. We currently have installed birdhouses at 6 vineyards and 2 vegetable farms. The goal of the bird houses is to install them in the agricultural regions in the spring, and attract insectivorous birds. This in turn should help counter the harmful effects of insects on crops, and diminish the use of insecticides. A pilot project realized by Stephan Marcoux and Myriam de Coussergues was very successful in diminishing the use of insecticides at the Vignoble de l’Orpailleur. Our bird house project is a wonderful opportunity for our participants to learn multiple skills as they are responsible for building, installing, and maintaining the birdhouses, as well as, studying the occupation levels.  Furthermore, Ornithologist Bertrand Hamel has taken a great interest in our project.

If you are interested in participating in this ecological project that will have a positive environmental impact and could make a huge difference in our region, our bird houses are ready and available for $15 each. Thank you for your support.




Each endeavor taken at Pleins Rayons has a direct impact in the community and allows the participants to grow, experience achievement, and most importantly, earn satisfying recognition.



Pleins Rayons is constantly innovating as it seeks to offer quality services and activities for its apprentices. Also, each project has a positive environmental impact in the region through the recycling of material (bikes, wood, clothing, fabric, metal, etc.). For example, our bird house making project has made it easier for farmers to attract insectivorous birds.



Meaningful projects give the apprentices the opportunity to gain practical socio-professional skills. The approach enables to build upon each apprentice acquired knowledge and strengths by aiming self-fulfillment through social inclusion or hiring. The apprentices can also express their creativity through our various services, helping projects, and items creation or restauration for our community.