Welcome to Audubon’s Aviary. This site brings you the preparatory watercolors that John James Audubon created for The Birds of America, a sumptuous double-elephant print edition.

So let’s get right to the good stuff, you want to head over to the gallery! There you can see all three parts of the series Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock! The gallery starts with Part III and if you scroll down the page you can see Parts I and II. Clicking on a thumbnail in the gallery will enlarge the image, so you can see the full-size version. Beneath the image, you’ll find explanatory text that tells you what kind of bird it is, how it was made, and even who purchased it.

After you get done with the Gallery there’s still more you can do on this site! You can check out the About page to learn about what the exhibit was like, or even head over to Bird Calls to listen to the sounds the birds Audubon painted make.

The Explore section allows you to learn more about certain pieces in-depth. Click on the piece you’d like to learn more about from the selection and you’ll find explanatory text and sometimes more images of the bird featured.

This is an amazing way to see the art of Audubon and learn more about the fascinating birds he painted.

Go check it out for yourself today!

http://audubon.nyhistory.org/

~Amanda