January 9th - March 24th


This exhibit, located in the Lally Reading Room at Schaffer Library,  features selections from John James Audubon’s Birds of America, a collection of 435 life-size watercolors reproduced from hand-engraved plates and printed between 1827 and 1838. Eliphalet Nott acquired Union College’s copy of Birds of America directly from Audubon himself in 1844. Originally bound in four volumes, our copy underwent significant conservation treatment in 2006 and the engravings are now housed individually, making for easier and safer display.

Burrowing Owl, Large-headed Burrowing Owl, Little Night Owl, Columbian Owl, Short-eared Owl

Long Eared Owl

Tengmalm's Owl

Hawk Owl

Great Cinereous Owl

Little Owl

Snowy Owl

Little Screech Owl

Great Horned Owl

Barn Owl

Barred Owl

Click on each image to enlarge. 

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