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
KRISTA KAGUME is a nature writer who has travelled across North America, working as a freelance journalist, cycling-tour guide and deckhand on a commercial fishing vessel. After earning her degree in conservation biology, Krista focused on environmental research and communications. She remains an avid cyclist and frequently heads off the beaten path in searh of wildlife and plants.