‘The Osprey’



The Osprey is the magazine of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador (formerly the Newfoundland and Labrador Natural History Society).


The Osprey has been published by the society for over 3 decades; it provides a forum for discussion of environmental issues and is a source of information and original research material focusing on various aspects of the province’s natural history such as birds, plants, insects, mammals, general ecology and philosophical nature musings. Manuscripts can be submitted by anyone who is knowledgeable about the province’s natural history, such as university faculty, students, professional field biologists, amateur naturalists, nature writers and nature observers.


All members of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador can access The Osprey under our issues page – become a member here.


Archived issues can be found here through the MUN Library. If you like archived issues of the Osprey, become a member to check our new content!


Call for submissions


All members are encouraged to contribute articles and materials to The Osprey.


Editorial Policy


Scope: articles and materials of general interest to the society’s mandate. This can include rare animal sightings, items covering meetings and outings, issues, projects and perspectives.


How to submit items: Authors are encouraged to send articles to osprey@naturenl.ca or P.O. Box 1013, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M3. Articles should be prepared in MS Word or text file. Font, margins, formatting and spacing can be adjusted by the editor. Illustrations and photos are welcome.


Review: All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial staff and only those deemed appropriate will be published.


Limitations: “The Osprey” does not print advertising or solicitations without the expressed consent of the Executive Committee. Views expressed in “Letters to the Editor” are not necessarily the views of the editor or the executive of Nature NL. Anonymous submissons are generally not accepted.


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