Action: Learn about Wildlife
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.
Want to learn more about wildlife in the province? Check out the provincial lists of wildlife species here or check out the wildlife guides and apps below.
Resource: Interpretive Guides
Check out the guides and resources on this page to get started on identifying the plants and animals around you. Just choose a guide, download the PDF, print, and go!
NL Boreal Forest Wildlife Guide
A species list of some of the common
wildlife in the boreal forest of NL
NL Wetland Wildlife Guide
A species list of some of the common wildlife in the Wetlands of NL
Nature Apps and Learning Tools
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.
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.