Join Us for the Great Backyard Bird Count!



Mourning Dove Photo: Jamie Burris


16 January 2015 – Birdwatchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 13-16, 2015. Around the globe, tens of thousands of volunteers – of all ages and birding skill levels – will count birds in backyards, local parks, nature reserves, and wherever they happen to be. This free, family-friendly educational activity is loads of fun and supports bird conservation!


The GBBC provides a great opportunity to learn more about birds and connect with nature, and is an ideal way for more experienced birders to introduce friends and family to the wonderful world of birding. Visit the GBBC website to explore the species seen in your community, region, or country. You can make a difference for birds by counting the birds in your neighbourhood. Join in the Great Backyard Bird Count.


For more information, email Canadian GBBC Coordinator Kerrie Wilcox at The GBBC is a joint project of Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.

Nature NL Monthly Talk: 150 years of mining in Newfoundland and Labrador – Every mine tells a story of time and place

Presenter: Dr. Derek Wilton, Memorial University

7:30 P.M. Thursday January 15, 2015 Memorial University, Science Building Room SN 2067


Derek Wilton presents the amazing and untold stories of mining in  Newfoundland and Labrador and its role in our economic, social and cultural


Dr. Wilton is a faculty member in the Department of Earth Sciences at  Memorial University and has engaged in mineral deposit research in
Newfoundland and Labrador, other parts of Canada, Nevada, Botswana and  Malaysia. He is also interested in the history of geological exploration in  Labrador, including work conducted by aboriginal groups prior to contact  with Europeans.


All are welcome. Nature Newfoundland and Labrador presents monthly talks on  the natural history of our province.

December Nature Networking Party

Please reserve the late afternoon/early evening (4:00 – 9:00 p.m.) on Thursday, December 18 to drop in and meet up with your environmental friends (old and new) at the newly renovated Environmental Gathering Place (top floor of the old Mercy convent school by the Basilica).  Everyone interested in the environment and nature is invited to drop in.  Bring a friend.  Bring a treat or “finger-food” that doesn’t require plates or cutlery to share.  Coffee and tea provided. 


Jointly sponsored by NatureNL, NLEN, NAACAP, and CPAWS.

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