Robert Budliger has been teaching people about birds since he was a 16-year-old Boy scout camp counselor. He holds a degree in biology fromCornell University and has taught biology and worked as a National Park Service ranger. Since his retirement fromNew York's Department of Environmental Conservation, where he was director of education, he has been involved in a wide range of bird conservation and nature activities.
Robert is a consultant for the National Audubon society, served on the advisory committee for the Important Bird Areas program and is currently on the Breeding Bird Atlas steering committee. He is a past president of two audubonchapters, a bird club and the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs. Birding remains his passion and he can most likely be found in some park or wil;dlife refuge sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with whomever may be around.
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.