The life’s work of both a lover and observer of birds and nature.
John James Audubon's Birds of America is a portal into the natural world. Created between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 double-elephant prints of North American birds, all reproduced by Robert Havell Jr. from copper plates, which were etched and engraved from Audubon's original watercolors. Nearly 200 years later, the Audubon prints are coming to life once again, thanks to our vibrant digital library. Roam around below and enjoy one of the most treasured pieces of Audubon's grand and wild legacy. Each Havell-edition print is also available as a free high-resolution download.
The images in our collection are provided courtesy of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove in Audubon, Pennsylvania, and the Montgomery County Audubon Collection.