TYLER HOAR is an avid naturalist and ornithologist with extensive experience in birding surveys and research across North America. In recent years, he has been involved in bird population studies for the Royal Ontario Museum and the Canadian Wildlife Service in Ontario and Quebec. He has a biology degree from the University of Guelph. When not working, Tyler has travelled extensively through North America, Central America, the South Pacific and Australia while enjoying his passion for birding and nature appreciation.
Ken De Smet
KEN DE SMET is an endangered species biologist with the Manitoba provincial government and has conducted research and conservation efforts for a variety of declining grassland bird species in southwestern Manitoba since the mid-1980s. He participates on numerous recovery teams for species at risk in Manitoba. Ken has also coordinated breeding bird survey efforts in the province for over 20 years and participates in a number of other volunteer wildlife monitoring initiatives.
Biologist WAYNE CAMPBELL is the author of over 50 books and more than 500 scientific and popular articles on mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. For 20 years he was the curator of Ornithology at the Royal British Columbia Museum. He was also a senior research scientist with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Wayne is a co-founding director of the Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies, a registered non-profit society that houses the largest regional databases for wildlife information in North America.