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John James Audubon inspired generation with his Birds of America compendium. But his legacy also includes racist views and the owning and selling of enslaved people — bringing calls for the National Audubon Society to change its name. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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An American coot flies over Brooklyn's Prospect Park Lake on Feb. 5. Courtesy of August Davidson-Onsgard hide caption

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Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count

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