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Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

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View Resource Harmony -- John James Audubon

Born in Haiti, John James Audubon's name would become synonymous with the movement to protect birds and their various habitats, largely due to his own efforts during his lifetime to document the birds of the Americas. His seminal work, Birds of America, while not the first attempt to paint and describe all the birds of America, remains the gold standard against which all followers are largely...

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View Resource NYPL Digital Collections: Birds of America Screenshot

New York Public Library (NYPL) presents this digital version of John James Audubon's, Birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories. Although it's pretty easy to find digital copies of Audubon's Birds online, this NYPL edition has a number of advantages. First, the website includes an informative essay about the genre of books Birds falls into, that is pre-1920...

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-birds-of...