‘The Osprey’


Tosprey2he Osprey is the publication 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 – become a member here.


Current issues are available to members under our issues page. 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 of general interest to our mandate for publication in The Osprey. The scope is 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. Authors should send articles to osprey@naturenl.ca in MS Word or text file. Font, margins, formatting and spacing can be adjusted by the editor. Illustrations and photos are welcome. Submissions will be reviewed by the editorial staff and 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 NNL. Anonymous submissons are generally not accepted.


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