Today in History: John James Audubon

Today in History–January 27–the Library of Congress features John James Audubon, who died on this date in 1851. Audubon was a naturalist and artist, earning fame for his drawings and paintings of North American birds. Learn more about the namesake of the National Audubon Society by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources.

John James Audubon Died from America’s Library

John James Audubon primary source set

Select Audubon Birds of America drawings

More Audubon prints

John James Audubon’s Memoir

John J. Audubon historical newspaper coverage

In Audubon’s Labrador

Bringing Audubon to the Classroom Teaching with the Library of Congress blog August 25, 2016

Bird Day & bird primary sources