Birds have long been a source of inspiration for artists. Now anyone
can tap into that inspiration via the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Online
Gallery of Bird and Wildlife Art. Nearly 800 drawings and paintings are
featured, including the work of John James Audubon and Louis Agassiz
Fuertes. Site tools allow you to search by species name, artist, date, or
medium used. You can access the collection at the web site below:
In the pictorial spread at the top of this page, the Golden Pheasant and the studies of Ruffs are original watercolors from the sketchbook of famed bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The woodpecker illustrations are a plate from Alexander Wilson’s American Ornithology. These and numerous other bird illustrations can be viewed in the Lab’s new online art gallery.