John Audubon By Madi Donlon

Early Life

  • Born on April 26, 1785
  • Loved the outdoors and drawing
  • Strong interest in birds and nature
  • Mother died when he was young
John was a painter, ornithologist, a naturalist, and an author.
In 1827, John Audubon published a book called "The Birds of America".
  • Very famous book
  • 435 prints showing 1,065 birds
  • Florida birds were people's favorite
He identified 25 new species of birds and 12 new subspecies.
  • Method- kill the bird and then use wire to prop them
  • His illustrations represented birds in their natural habitat
John Audubon died of Alzheimer's disease.

Credits:

Created with images by Dave Williss - "Bird" • BioDivLibrary - "n102_w1150" • Boston Public Library - "Birds of America, "Snowy Owl"" • BioDivLibrary - "n332_w1150" • BioDivLibrary - "n168_w1150" • BioDivLibrary - "n364_w1150"

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