Birdwatching Enthusiasts around the world today are celebrating National Audubon Day, held on the birthday of French-American ornithologist and painter John James Audubon, whose book The Birds of America is considered to be one of the preeminent documentations of American birds. Containing nearly 500 hand-colored, life-size prints of American bird species, Audubon’s most popular work is the go-to manual for birdwatchers across America. Audubon is still impacting ornithology today — the National Audubon Society, a non-profit organization bearing his name, has been protecting bird habitats since its founding in 1905.
"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” —
John James Audubon