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John James Audubon was an American ornithologist, artist and naturalist known for his studies, drawings and paintings of North American birds.
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John James Audubon was born on April 26, 1785, in Les Cayes, Santo Domingo, France (now Haiti). From his father's Pennsylvania estate, Audubon made the first American bird-banding experiments. After failing in business ventures, he concentrated on drawing and studying birds, which took him from Florida to Labrador. His extraordinary four-volume Birds of America was published in London in 1827.
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