JIM McCORMAC is a lifelong Ohioan who become passionate about natural history at a very early age and began actively pursuing birds before he was 10 years old. He has birded in nearly every state and most Canadian provinces, as well as far-flung places like the Australian Outback, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Jim, who served as secretary of the Ohio Bird Records Committee for seven years, is also an enthusiastic educator and writer, giving as many as 50 talks and lectures yearly on a range of natural history topics. You can follow some of Jim's adventures via his blog: jimmccormac.blogspot.com
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.