Thursday, April 20, 2017

Birds of America

I cannot write at all, but if I could how could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books?
~John James Audubon


Images from John James Audubon's Birds of America today. Audubon saw such a rich assortment of birds, and he obviously took a close and thoughtful look.

White Gyrfalcons
by John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Purple Heron
by John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Brasilian Caracara Eagle
by John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Blue Crane or Heron
by John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Common Cormorant
by John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Canada Goose
by John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Barn Owl
by John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Baltimore Oriole
by John James Audubon (1785-1851)


4 comments:

HWY said...


Yes, Audubon had an amazing knowledge of birds and their habitat and yes, he obviously loved portraying birds in their glory, but we should also give him credit for being a wonderful artist.

Tabatha said...

True! The artistry in his engravings, especially his feathers, knocks me out!

Linda B said...

The paintings make one want to look and look. The breadth of his work is also amazing.

Mitchell Linda said...

Stunning is the only word I'm thinking.