The Patrician Gallery

American Avocet

American Egret

American Wigeon

Atlantic Puffin

Barred Owl

Brown Pelican

Bufflehead Ducks

California Quail

Cattle Egret

Common Eider Duck


Glossy Ibis

Great Blue Heron

Greater White-Fronted Goose

Green Backed Heron

Gyrfalcon with Rock Ptarmigan

Hooded Merganser



Little Blue Herons

Louisiana Blue Heron

Northern Bob-White Quail

Prairie Chicken

Purple Gallinule

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Ruddy Duck

Ruffed Grouse

Scarlet Ibis

Snowy Egret

Tundra Swan

White Gyrfalcon

White Ibis

White Pelican

Whooping Crane

Wild Turkey

Wood Ducks


Basil Ede is regarded by many as the foremost painter of birds of all time. He began his art career by drawing cartoons and caricatures. During his teens and early twenties, he merged his love for birds with his rapidly developing artistic talent. With his first public exhibition in 1958, his works became a milestone in the history of bird painting. Much of his field research has taken place in a belt stretching from Maryland, down through Florida and across to Texas. He supplements these field sightings with detailed study at natural history museums. Ede has garnered many national and international honors and, in 1992, was awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.