Resources & Links


Local issues and campaigns


Canada-NL Offshore Petroleum Board

2017 projects requiring EAs (public notices)

Environmental Assessment (EA) in Newfoundland and Labrador

A guide to the EA process in NL

Protected Area percentages in the province

Report from the NL Protected Areas Forum (2015)

Species at Risk (endangered and threatened) in Newfoundland and Labrador

Lists of Species at Risk  in Newfoundland and Labrador

Nature Canada’s Cats and Birds campaign

Doug Ballam’s conservation columns in The Independent

Bill Montevecchi’s nature and conservation columns in The Northeast Avalon Times




Checklist of the Birds of Insular Newfoundland and its continental shelf waters

Bird The Rock’s Newfoundland Bird Checklist (island only)

Important Bird Areas of NL (article)

Important Bird Areas in Canada

Seabirds and sea ducks of Labrador poster

Christmas Bird Counts

nf.birds – newsgroup for discussion of birds in the province


How to choose birding binoculars





Wildflower Society of NL

MUN Botanical Garden

Foray NL (mushrooms)

Checklist of Newfoundland and Labrador flora

List of all vascular plants of NL



Other Nature & Conservation Groups


Conservation groups with NL chapters: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) – NL, CPAWS-NL

Humber Naturalists  (aka Humber Natural History Society)

Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network (NLEN)


Nature Resources

Newfoundland Nature – citizen science site for posting nature sightings

NL Nature Atlas – collaboration between MUN Grenfell & Nature Conservancy of Canada
John Maunder’s Links – large collection of nature resources
Status of Species in Canada

Other centres with nature & environmental programming: The Fluvarium, Pippy Park, Manuels River

More links at MUN Library:
ConservationFisheriesNatural HistoryThe Osprey (our Nature NL journal)

NL Natural History and Ecology Subject Guide



Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Ecotourism, Photography


We put these resources here in the hope that they are positive for education/awareness. We do not endorse nor accept responsibility for their operations, and accept no payment for linking. Anyone may request a link or report a problem, and we may at our discretion remove any link or decline to link.

East Coast Trail Association, note also their useful hiking tips

Wildland Tours – birds, whales and other marine mammals, polar bears, history, and nature tours

Bird The Rock with Jared Clarke – bird and nature tours for individuals and groups

Birding Newfoundland with Dave Brown

Experience Labrador – the Barrett family’s kayaking adventures

Coastal Connections – hands-on tours with marine life, sharks, ROVs, crab pots, etc., based in North Arm, Holyrood

Adventure Newfoundland

Iceberg Finder

Atlantic Whales

Optics for Birding


Places to see birds and other wildlife


There are just a few ideas some of our members enjoy, and where some of our local Nature NL events take place. As with our tourism links above, we do not endorse or maintain these areas – use at your own risk. Stay safe, wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and contact the managing authority with any questions about these spots!


St. John’s: Quidi Vidi Pond, Mundy Pond, Long Pond, Kent’s Pond, East Coast Trail, MUN Botanical Gardens nature trails, Cape Spear

The Goulds: Third Pond, Bidgood’s Park (map 1, map 2)

Conception Bay South: Chamberlains Park, Manuels River hiking trails

Further outside St. John’s: Salmonier Nature Park, Butterpot Provincial Park, Cape St. Mary’s


Parks and Protected Areas


(just a few resources, not in any particular order)

Eagle River Waterway (proposed 2011)

Laurentian Channel Area of Interest (off the south coast of Newfoundland)

Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve (in Labrador south of Lake Melville)




Nature Canada & affiliates


Nature Canada (formerly the Canadian Nature Federation)

Ecology North

BC Nature

Nature Alberta

Nature Saskatchewan

Nature Manitoba

Ontario Nature

Nature Québec / UQCN

Nature NB

Nature Nova Scotia

Nature Prince Edward Island


Upcoming Events

  1. Kids Bird Count

    January 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. January public talk

    January 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Grad student public talks – Nature NL

    February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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