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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
C Ryan Bay Bulls Anytime English
A Hughes St. John's Anytime English, French
A couple of weeks ago my cousin and I, along with our wives, had the great pleasure of birding the Newfoundland Avalon for several days under the guidance and tutelage of Anne Hughes. This message is just to record publicly our thanks to Birdingpal and to Anne for her great generosity and her extensive knowledge of the birds of Newfoundland. Birding with her was a joy and a privilege.
T Boland St. John's Weekends English
B Kelly St. Johns Anytime English
The closest "big" city to me would be St.johns its only 20 mins away. I'm not far from Quidi Vidi Lake which is one of the best places in Atlantic Canada for gull birding. Also Ii'm not far from some great shore and sea bird watching. I'm a beginner photographer, active conservationist and dedicated birdwatcher.
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A Buckley St. Johns Anytime English, French, German
The island offers great birding at anytime of the year. North American rarities regularly show up on the Avalon Peninsula throughout the year. Gulls are best seen during the winter, breeding colonies of seabirds in the summer are spectacular, Southern vagrants during the fall and unpredictable spring migration makes the island very enticing! For thorough information about birding NL through the seasons visit my blog under the NL tab.

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Dave Brown Birding Newfoundland St.John's, Newfoundland Anytime English

I have 20+ years birding experience and I've been guiding professionally for more than half of that.

My specialties are the identification of Gulls and Pelagic species.

I also enjoy photography and if bird photography is your primary goal, please state that when you contact me and we can plan your trip around that.

St.John's, Southern Avalon (including seabird colonies and pelagics),

Area Birds:
Yellow-legged Gull, European Golden Plover, Tufted Duck, Boreal breeding species

J Clarke St. John's Anytime English
Jared Clarke is a native Newfoundland who grew up on the northeast coast of the province and was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age – often by his grandfathers. Always a nature enthusiast, he became interested in birds while working for a local conservation group and never looked back. While his “day job” is that of a health researcher at Memorial University of Newfoundland, his passion is birding. He has led tours big and small across his province in his “spare time”, from historic St. John’s to the ancient Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of the island and many points in between. Combining his keen knowledge of local birds with a broad base of natural and cultural history, his tours can be well-rounded and informative for both birders and their sometimes less-fanatic spouses/family.

Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Newfoundland
Local weather Yahoo
Nature Newfoundland & Labrador website – for current bird checklist Club
A Bird Finding Guide to Canada, Revised Edition; edited by J. Cam Finlay. Good chapter on birding in Newfoundland & Labrador, including directions to all sites and most likely birds to see there. Information at Guide
Newfoundland Tourism Information 1-800-563-6353; ( Gov.
St. John’s B & B’s B & B
Information about walking trails around St. John’s: Info
Bidgood Park, Goulds Hotspot
For seabirds:
Cape Spear National Historic Site
The most easterly point in N. America, about 20 min. drive from St. John’s
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
About 45 min. drive from St. John’s

There are 4 companies that offer boat tours in season in Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. O’Brien’s, Gatherall’s and Mullowney’s visit Gull Island and depart from Bay Bulls, while Molly Bawn departs from Mobile and visits Great Island. Prices vary.
Cape Race & Mistaken Point Hotspot
Northwest B&B, Trepassey, B & B
Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve
About 2 hrs. drive from St. John’s