Bob Janssen is one of Minnesota's top birding experts. For many years he was editor of the quarterly journal of the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union and is a past president of that organization. Bob is a coordinator of the Minnesota Breeding Bird Survey for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and consults for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He is author of three books on Minnesota birds, the most recent being Lone Pine's Birds of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Daryl Tessen has been a birder in Wisconsin virtually his entire life, starting his passion for bird-watching when just a young child. Daryl was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, the town to which he retired after a 33-year career as a high school biology teacher in Illinois. Daryl has been a member of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology for over 45 years and is associate editor of the Society's journal "The Passenger Pigeon." He has been an editor of the popular book "Wisconsin's Favorite Bird Haunts" and spent 24 years as regional editor in the Western Great Lakes for "North American Birds.'"
GREGORY KENNEDY has been an active naturalist since he was very young. He is the author of many books on natural history, and has also produced film and television shows on environmental issues and indigenous concerns in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, South and Central America, the High Arctic and elsewhere.