This plate from John James Audubon’s The birds of America: from drawings made in the United States and their territories, 1840-1844 depicts the Hudsonian Godwit, or Limosa haemastica. As you might suspect, they tend to breed near the Hudson Bay, as well as farther north in Canada and even as far as Alaska, and then migrating to South America.
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The Wall Street Journal did an extensive article on Birds of America, for which Libraries Director Nancy E. Gwinn was interviewed and quoted. Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History Rare Book Librarian Leslie Overstreet was featured in a BBC News video talking about Audubon and featuring the Libraries’ copy of the book.
Two entries on today's topic, the Bald Eagle . . . Washington Sea Eagle ca. 1836-1839 John James Audubon Born: Les Cayes, Haiti 1785 Died: New York, New York 1851 more »