This was the last book of the late Bob Jennings; he was completing it at the time of his passing in 2004. His career as a naturalist and interpreter spanned over 30 years. He was the first director of the Oxley Nature Center, retiring from that position in 2002 after holding the post for 25 years. Bob covered the entire continent of North America in his pursuit of birds. The National Association for Interpretation named him a Fellow of the NAI, their highest honor, in 2004.
Ted Cable is a professor of Park Management and Conservation at Kansas State University. Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have honored him for outstanding teaching in the field of environmental education.
Roger Burrows has traveled North America extensively as a naturalist, interpretive planner and avifaunal consultant, and has co-authored several other Lone Pine bird guides.