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Most Recent Sightings

Thumbnail ImageGreat Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) on September 14, 2021
Thumbnail ImageRing-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) on September 13, 2021
Thumbnail ImageBelted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) on September 12, 2021
Thumbnail ImageSunfish on September 09, 2021
Thumbnail ImageSunfish on September 08, 2021
Thumbnail ImageSunfish on September 06, 2021
Thumbnail ImageSnowshoe Hare or Rabbit (Lepus americanus) on September 06, 2021
Thumbnail ImageSnowshoe Hare or Rabbit (Lepus americanus) on September 06, 2021
Thumbnail ImageSunfish on September 06, 2021
Thumbnail ImageNorth American river otter (Lontra canadensis) on September 05, 2021
Thumbnail ImageSun fish on September 04, 2021
Thumbnail ImageBlack fox on September 05, 2021
Thumbnail ImageGolden Eagle on August 21, 2021

About NL Nature

Introducing Newfoundland and Labrador's Nature Tracker

NLNature ( ) is an online atlas of wildlife in Newfoundland and Labrador based on observations by residents and tourists. We welcome any sighting of plants, animals, and other things (e.g., interesting rocks, landmarks) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Contributing to NLNature is easy, fun and valuable for science!

NLNature is part of an on-going research at Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration and Department of Biology. The sightings data is used to monitor local wildlife, inform conservation policy, protect endangered species, educate students & public about local natural history as well as to develop innovative approaches to information modeling, information management and information systems development.

The data can also be used as part of trends monitoring, to detect unusual species occurrences, and to detect novel findings of species in areas where they have previously not been observed. These data supplied by the public will complement data collected by university and government researchers.

NLNature is also recognized by the Student Volunteer Bureau as a volunteering opportunity at Memorial University. You can print your sightings to demonstrate your volunteering effort and bring it to the SVB (please note, in doing so you voluntarily forfeit the anonymity of your participation on NLNature). is also the Newfoundland Geoweb project, which is part of a larger project investigating how the public uses the interactive technologies available on the internet to work for environmental change.

There are different nodes of the project across Canada, each focused on a different environmental issue. The Newfoundland node is focused on public engagement with wildlife and species-at-risk.See the links below to find out more about the other project nodes.

Other Geoweb Nodes Across Canada (and beyond)

Invasive Species Monitoring in BC

Okanagen Food

Organic Farming in the Kawarthas, Ontario

Geoweb Barbados