225 and still famous

John James Audubon, known for his beautiful paintings of birds, was born 225 years ago today.  In honor of his birthday, here are a few books about the man and about the Audubon Society:

Capturing Nature: The Writings and Art of John James Audubon

Into the Woods: John James Audubon Lives His Dream
by Robert Burleigh

The Boy Who Drew Birds
by Jacqueline Davies

Audubon: Painter of Birds In the Wild Frontier
by Jennifer Armstrong

She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!
by Kathryn Lasky

National Audubon Society First Field Guide to Birds
by Scott Weidensaul

John James Audubon: Artist of the Wild
by Martha E. Kendall

A Nest for Celeste
by Henry Cole

John James Audubon: Wildlife Artist
by Peter Anderson

-Miss Sarah

P.S. I meant to add this in the original post.  There’s a new link to the website whatbird.com on the Fun & Games page of the library website.  It’s a really neat website to help you identify birds, kind of like an online field guide.  -SP

One response to “225 and still famous

  1. Hey, I tryed out whatbird.com – it’s awesome! It helped me identify a bird I saw on Wednesday. Especially helpful was the button that plays the bird call. That clinched it for me!

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