John James Audubon -ornithologist

(April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851)
today is his  226 th birthday 

John James Audubon  was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a manner far superior to what had gone before. Born in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) and raised in France as a youth, in his embrace of America and his outsize personality and achievements, he represented the new American people of the
 United States