Birds have always been in the arts: as subject, symbol, or inspiration. Here is a small sampling of how they appear in the UW Libraries collection.
Scientific illustration can also be fine art, and fine art can include accurate representations of species. The items below, though, are grouped by the shared purpose of seeking to communicate scientific information about the birds themselves.
From outside the UW:
Beautiful Birds: Masterpieces from the Hill Ornithology Collection, Cornell University Library