This is American Naturalist John Burroughs' 1902 biography of John James Audubon. John James Audubon (1785 - 1851) was an American ornithologist, painter, and naturalist. He was a prolific writer on the subject of birds, and his book "The Birds of America" (1827) is commonly hailed as being among the finest ornithological works ever written. John Burroughs (1837 - 1921) was an American naturalist, essayist, and active member of the U.S. conservation movement. Burroughs' work was incredibly popular during his lifetime, and his legacy has lived on in the form of twelve U.S. Schools named after him, Burroughs Mountain, and the John Burroughs Association-which publicly recognizes well-written and illustrated natural history publications. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.