Avian Society 

Fine Art & Photography Gallery

The Avian Society Wants to Show Your Photography and Fine Art

The Avian Society wants to see your photography and art of birds throughout the world. 

Our inaugural selected images will be displayed on our website. 

You will become our founding artist and photographers. Submit Photos and Art to AvianSociety.org

A bald eagle in Tongass National Forest, Alaska. MAURO TOCCACELI / ALAMY

Eastern Screech Owls

Genevieve & Virginia Jones Gallery

Bird Nest and Eggs of Ohio 

In the late 1800s, Genevieve Jones set out to create the first book in America to catalogue the nests and eggs of birds. But when Jones tragically died of typhoid, her family made the remarkable commitment to complete the project. 

Ohio native Genevieve Estelle Jones was a self-taught scientific illustrator christened the “Other Audubon.” After seeing some of Audubon’s paintings at an exhibition, Jones decided to draw the nests and eggs of the 130 bird species nesting in Ohio at the time. But before she could finish, she died from typhoid fever at age 32. Her family spent the next seven years completing the hand-colored plates, of which 90 copies were made. Only 26 still exist.

Inspired by viewing Audubon’s lithographs at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia, twenty-nine-year-old amateur naturalist and artist Genevieve Jones began working on a companion volume to The Birds of America, illustrating the nests and eggs that Audubon omitted. Her brother collected the nests and eggs, her father paid for the publishing, and Genevieve learned lithography and began illustrating the specimens.

When Genevieve died suddenly of typhoid fever, her family labored for seven years to finish the project in her memory. The original book, sold by subscription in twenty-three parts, included Presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and Theodore Roosevelt among its subscribers.