The Red-breasted Merganser; its habitat and character

Red-breasted Merganser plate 401 Audubon Bird of America

This plate by Audubon shows the Red-Breasted Merganser (plate 401). Both the male and the female are depicted. It is a pity that you cannot see the image in full size, because then you would see the fine details that Audubon painted with watercolor. Sparkling and shining watercolor The female looks gray at first glance, […]

Audubon’s Birds of America

Heritage Prints Complete Sets Audubon The Birds of America Backed Duck

The Library of Cornell University contains a remarkable book of John James Audubon: The Birds of America. Todd McGrain, Creative Director of the Lost Bird Project visited the Library.  Audubon was particularly interested in birds, and he decided to observe, record, and draw all the birds of North America. His illustrations were detailed, and he […]