Jared Clarkebird⋅the⋅rock specializes in custom bird & nature tours in Newfoundland – the best and easternmost place in North America! We cater to a broad range of needs and interests, providing unique guided tours tailored for each and every client; and/or designing “do-it-yourself” itineraries for those who prefer to explore on their own. Birds, nature, culture, history – Newfoundland has it all. And we can help you make the most of your visit to this very special place.

We also provide natural history & interpretation services. Consultation, planning, research, design. From educational brochures to interpretive signs and historical sites to community walking trails.

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JC_Haleakala_5529Jared Clarke is a native Newfoundlander who grew up on the northeast coast of the island and was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age – mostly by his grandfathers. Always a nature enthusiast, he became interested in birds while working for a local conservation group and never looked back. He soon became one of the most avid birders in the province.

Despite his “official” training as a health researcher (PhD Medicine), his love of nature and sharing it with others has consistently led him astray. Jared has led tours big and small across Newfoundland; 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. Jared has also led tours for some of the best bird & nature tour companies in the business — Eagle Eye Tours, WINGS Birding Tours, Zugunruhe Birding Tours, Wildland Tours, and in partnership with Massachusetts Audubon.

With a broad knowledge of local birds, nature, culture and history, Jared is able to provide clients with an array of experiences … from “hardcore” birding to well-rounded group & family tours with a variety of activities.

Jared lives in St. John’s with his amazing wife Susan and their two fun-loving daughters, Emma & Leslie.


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  1. Hi Jared,
    Interesting site. I just discovered it. As a transplanted Newfoundlander living in NB for past 20+ years, I’ve been a sporadic birder for many years and just joined Birding NB last Fall. I still get home 3-4 times per year (West Coast) and I’m looking forward to doing some birding there this Summer. Will probably spend most of my time Corner Brook to Port aux Choix area. Any Hot Spots to consider?

  2. Hi Jared,
    So glad Marsha posted your blog and I found it. Since our purchase of a cabin at Birchy Lake, I have really enjoyed bird watching. I will share it with my brother-in-law who is an avid bird watcher and photographer.
    Betty Hann
    Lspte/Corner Brook

    • Glad to hear, Betty! I’d be happy to hear some of what you’re seeing one of these days. I’m not finding much time to update many parts of the website these days, but hopefully soon. I’m currently leading two back-to-back bird tours.

  3. I am not a “professionals” bird watcher but wanted to let some of you enthusiasts know that I was in bowling park today walking my dogs and spotted a huge owl on the back trails of the park. I have no idea the type of owl only that it was dark in color with black rings around its eyes. It took flight before I could get a picture of it. Just thought I would pass it along in case anyone is interested.

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