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WINGS Tour Leaders – Jared Clarke

Jared Clarke

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Jared Clarke is a native Newfoundlander who grew up on the northeast coast of the province and was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age 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 are uniquely informative for birders of all experience.



"Jared was an excellent leader. Not only did he find great views of the birds, he also answered my many questions about the different species and subspecies. Very informative. I really appreciated how Jared also shared the history and geology of St. John’s and the beautiful Avalon peninsula, giving us a better understanding of his “backyard”. I would go on a tour with him again, for sure!"
- Jayne B. on Newfoundland 2023

"Jared Clarke is a tremendous leader. Newfoundland birding and Jared Clarke are a combination for great fun."
- Michael S. on Newfoundland 2020

"I have been out with some very good birding leaders who lead for Wings and other companies. Jared was the best. Not only did he know where to find birds, including a Northern Goshawk, he was great at getting everyone the looks they wanted. The Snowy Owl at the end was the best of all. I'd go birding with Jared anywhere."
- Kathy M. on Newfoundland 2019

"Jared did a great job of being flexible and tailoring our day trips to meet our objectives (seeing target birds) as the weather was constantly changing. His knowledge of the birds of Newfoundland, and North America in general, facilitated our ability to find and enjoy the birds. His overall knowledge of, and enthusiasm, for Labrador and Newfoundland greatly enhanced the experience."
- Lea L. on Newfoundland 2019

Updated: May 2019