BILL PRANTY has lived in Florida since 1978, when he and his family moved from their native Pennsylvania. Bill works for Archbold Biological Station in central Florida and has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles and reports on Florida's avifauna. He is especially interested in the state's rare birds and exotic species. He is a member of the American Birding Association, American Ornithologists' Union, Association of Field Ornithologists, Florida Ornithological Society, The Nature Conservancy and Wilson Ornithological Society.
KURT RADAMAKER has been interested in nature and birding most of his life. He grew up in Southern California where he started birding at the age of 8 and completed Cornell Laboratory's Seminars in Ornithology at age 15. Kurt taught ornithology at the University of La Verne in California in the early 1990s. He and his wife Cindy both remain avid birders who have traveled extensively in leading bird tours to several areas in the U.S., Mexico and Central America. He is a member of the Florida Ornithological Society, a member of the Arizona Bird Committee and a founding memer of the Arizona Field Ornithologists. Kurt and Cindy live in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
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.