NATIONAL AUDUBON DAY

NATIONAL AUDUBON DAY

April 26th is designated as National Audubon Day.  This day is set aside to honor the birth of John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851).

Audubon was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter noted for his extensive studies of American birds and his detailed illustrations of the birds in their natural habitats.  Audubon’s greatest work was The Birds of America which is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.  His work in this book contains more than 700 North American bird species with 435 hand-colored, life-size prints of 497 bird species.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Grab the binoculars, the bird book and see how many birds you can identify. Use #NationalAudubonDay or #Audubon Day to post on social media.

HISTORY

 National Audubon Day is sponsored by the National Audubon Society. For more information visit www.audubon.org.

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