"John James Audubon", born "Jean-Jacques Audubon", was an American ornithology/ornithologist, natural history/naturalist, and Painting/painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous scientists! More John James Audubon on Wikipedia.