Today is John James Audubon’s birthday; and thus, National Audubon Day. Born April 26th, 1785, he is best remembered as a bird naturalist, author, and illustrator, whose book The Birds of America is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. He has certainly been an inspiration in my own life, as I pursue similar passions.
In celebration of Audubon’s birthday, I’m sharing some of my bird-themed coloring pages and step-by-step bird sketching pages that I’ve designed over the years for use in working with children, who learn best by doing. Feel free to download and copy them for your nonprofit educational uses. And if your children enjoy them, I’d love to have you share photos with me!
Bird Coloring Pages for Kids
(Large file due to high-resolution photo)
Woodpecker’s role in the ecosystem (pdf)
An infographic I created that was commissioned by the Cavity Conservation Initiative, an organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of tree snags to wildlife communities.
Coloring page from the upcoming book I’m illustrating, Endemic Birds of the West Indies
Video Tutorials on Drawing Birds
How to Draw a Robin
How to Draw a Woodpecker