Birds of the Great Plains
Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas
Bob Jennins began birding while still in graduate school, and his career as a naturalist and interpreter spanned over 30 years. He became the first director of the Oxley Nature Centre and remained in that position for 25 years, until his retirement in 2002. Chasing birds took him from Attu Island in the Aleutians to Florida's Dry Tortugas, and from the Salton Sea to Nova Scotia, Canada. He edited two editions of "The Birds of Tulsa County, Olkahoma", and wrote a book of essays, "From the Stump: Thoughts of a Naturalist". The National Association for Interpretration (NAI) granted him the Master of Interpretation award in 1995 and named him a fellow of the NAI, their highest honour, in 2004.
Ted Cable is an award-winning leader in environmental education in the United States. He has consulted on conservation projects in more than 20 states, has designed several nature parks and preserves, and has worked extensively on conservation projects in Latin America and Africa. Currently a professor of Park Management and Conservation at Kansas State University, Dr. Cable is the author of more than 150 articles and presentations on conservation and has written five books to date. He recently was honored by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for outstanding teaching in the field of environmental education.
Roger Burrows has traveled North America extensively. While completing his B.Sc., he worked as a naturalist, interpretive planner and avifaunal consultant and has since worked as a bird identification workshop provider, avifaunal surveyor and naturalist on cruise ships. He has also been a writer/photographer for, and then owner of, a rural lifestyle magazine.