Café Le Nichoir and Café Avia

Bird Friendly Coffees

The coffee you choose can change the world
Drink Bird Friendly

No other eco-friendly coffee seal comes close to the Bird Friendly® gold standard when it comes to protecting biodiversity on coffee farms.

Café Le Nichoir and Café Avia are the result of collaboration between Le Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation Centre and Totem Roasters. We launched the initiative in 2019 to encourage people to drink, Fair Trade, organic, Bird Friendly® certified coffee.

It’s a simple gesture all coffee drinkers can make to protect the winter habitat of birds that travel from our backyards each winter to the faraway farms that produce our coffee. 

To help get the word out we have partnered with other organizations. It’s simple: Many voices are stronger than one.

Bird Friendly® farms



Protected land



Coffee producers



Coffee produced


Million kilograms

Smithsonian Bird Friendly
Canada Organic
Fairtrade certified
FLAP Canada

FLAP Canada Joins the Initiative

The Café Le Nichoir initiative is very pleased to announce a new partner who believes that the coffee you choose can change the world. By purchasing FLAP Canada’s brand of certified Bird Friendly coffee you support their amazing work to keep migratory birds safe from building collisions.

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New Packaging

New look, better packaging

It only makes sense that we would be concerned about how we package our coffee. In 2018 we launched an omnidegradable coffee bag from the Canadian company TekPak Solutions. Up until now though the labels on the bags were not biodegradable. All that changes today as we introduce our new labeling.

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Cerulean Warbler

A big thank you to Ray Hennessy

That old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” is still very true today. Wildlife photographer Ray Hennessy has allowed us to use many of his pictures to help us tell our coffee story.

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Smithsonian Certified, Shade Grown Bird Friendly Coffee

Created by Smithsonian scientists, Bird Friendly habitat flies above the rest by ensuring a combination of foliage cover, tree height and biodiversity proven to provide quality habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Bird Friendly Benefits

The planet

  • Fights deforestation
  • Saves habitats
  • Helps wildlife
  • Combats climate change


  • Premium prices for coffee beans
  • Additional revenue sources
  • Pesticide-free environments

Coffee drinkers

  • Knowing you made the right choice
  • Delicious coffee!


  • Revenues to support programs


  • Revenues to support research by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center