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The Port of Montreal is proud to support a project to protect Purple Martins, the largest North American swallow, whose population in Quebec fell ninety percent between 1970 and 2014.

Piloted by the Jacques-Cartier ZIP committee, the project consists of installing four nesting boxes on the Thailhandier flats and monitoring the success of the nesting process. The nesting boxes will be located in the species’ migratory corridor and will be located adjacent to Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville, where populations of flying insects are abundant. This project will accommodate a total of eighty breeding pairs annually. Eight islands in the Boucherville Islands archipelago are administered by the Montreal Port Authority.

The Port of Montreal has been supporting the Jacques-Cartier ZIP Committee in its endeavours since 2009. It contributes financially to various projects, mainly through the St. Lawrence Action Fund. To learn more about other collaborative projects, read the article in Logbook e-magazine here.