Audubon had a deep appreciation and concern for conservation; in his later writings he sounded the alarm about destruction of birds and habitats. It is fitting that today we carry his name and legacy into the future. Although Audubon had no role in the organization that bears his name, there is a connection: George Bird Grinnell, one of the founders of the early Audubon Society in the late 1800s, was tutored by Lucy Audubon, John Jamesís widow. Knowing Audubonís reputation, Grinnell chose his name as the inspiration for the organizationís earliest work to protect birds and their habitats. Today, the name Audubon remains synonymous with birds and bird conservation the world over.
Illustrations included: White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Great Egret (Ardea alba), Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), American Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea), Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola), Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus), Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus), Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus), Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus), Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica), White Ibis (Eudocimus albus), Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus), Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Stellerís Eider (Polysticta stelleri), and Long-eared Owl (Asio otus).
Published with the National Audubon Society. Pomegranateís books of postcards contain thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Note: postcards are oversized and may require additional postage. Size: 4 3/4 x 6 7/8".