The story behind Rue Audubon

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This portrait by James Syme, painted in 1826, shows John James Audubon wearing his wolfskin coat.

This street in Beauport is named in honour of John James Audubon, an American ornithologist, naturalist and painter. He was noted for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. He was born in 1785 in Haiti to French parents and died Jan. 27, 1851 in New York.