Action: Apps and Tools
Newfoundland and Labrador is home to a wealth of wildlife species, both native and introduced. For generations, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have taken pride and pleasure in the bountiful nature that surrounds them. Educating yourself and others about the wildlife that surrounds you is one of the best ways to feel connected to that heritage and to the natural world around you.
Apps and online learning resources can be a great way to learn about wildlife species on the go! Check out the ones below to get started identifying the animals, plants, and fungi that are all around you. Want to learn more about wildlife in the province? Check out the provincial lists of wildlife species here or check out the apps and tools below.
Nature Apps and Learning Tools
Larkwire - Larkwire is a complete, game-based learning system for mastering bird sounds—designed for both beginners and advanced birders. If you love birds, knowing bird songs and bird calls is like being able to speak their language.
Seek by iNaturalist - Take your nature knowledge up a notch with Seek! Use the power of image recognition technology to identify the plants and animals all around you. Earn badges for seeing different types of birds, amphibians, plants, and fungi and participate in monthly observation challenges.
eBird - eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed annually by eBirders around the world. Check out the "Explore" tab for interactive maps, links to local hotspots, and customizable quizes.
Audubon Birds of North America - The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. Built for all experience levels, it will help you identify the birds around you, keep track of the birds you've seen, and get outside to find new birds near you.
Find the Birds - Co-created by 2018 ABA Young Birder of the Year Adam Dhalla & produced by the non-profit organization Thought Generation, Find the Birds is a free educational mobile game about birds and conservation. Featuring realistic habitats, birds & conservation quests, Find the Birds is a bridge from screen time to green time. It’s way to introduce generations, young and old, to the joy of birds & why they need our protection.