The Osprey was the publication of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador (formerly the Newfoundland and Labrador Natural History Society). These days, more and more articles are posted to our blog instead, but The Osprey’s three decades of history have made it a very valuable resource on wildlife in this province.


It provides a forum for discussion of environmental issues and is a source of information and original research material focusing on Newfoundland and Labrador’s natural history such as birds, plants, insects, mammals, general ecology, and philosophical nature musings. All Nature NL members can access The Osprey under Issues – become a member here. Archived issues can be found through the MUN library.


If you would like to write for us, please send articles and photos to [email protected]. Articles can be submitted by anyone and can include rare sightings, trip reports, issues, projects, and perspectives. Submissions will be reviewed by the Board of Directors.


2018 Issue



Winter to Spring 2018, Volume 49, Issue 1

The Osprey is a source of information on various aspects of the province’s natural history such as birds, plants, insects, mammals, general ecology and philosophical nature musings. Some articles are available below, but Nature NL members can access the complete The Osprey here.




The Current State and Uncertain Future of Labrador Migratory Caribou

By John D. Jacobs

Can the George River caribou survive with continued hunting, threats to habitat, and food shortages?


Winter Gull Workshop 2018 – Trip Report

By Megan Boucher

A trip report on our annual Winter Gull Workshop at Quidi Vidi Lake.


The Forget-me-nots of Newfoundland and Labrador

By Andrus Voitk

An up close look at four species of forget-me-nots on the island.


Birds of a Feather: Q&A with Artist Brandy Barry

By Justin So

Interview with local nature artist Brandy Barry.


The Humber Natural History Society (HNHS) in 2017

By Lois Bateman, HNHS Executive Member and Program Committee Co-Chair

Activities and goings-on of the Humber Natural History Society.


Sustainability of Introduced American Toad Populations in Western Newfoundland

By Dion Kelly, Christine Campbell, Robert Scott, Ian Warkentin

An updated distribution and feeding habits of American toads in Western Newfoundland.


Connecting Nature and New Canadians

By Elizabeth Andres

Summary on the successes and lessons learned from our Nature NL’s project connecting new immigrants and nature.




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