JONATHAN ALDERFER is a nationally known bird artist and
author who has worked on a number of National Geographic's birding
books. His previous titles for National Geographic include Field
Guide to the Birds of North America, Field Guide to the Birds of
Eastern North America, Field Guide to the Birds of Western North
America, Illustrated Birds, Birding Essentials, and Complete
Birds of North America.
NOAH STRYCKER is an associate editor of Birding magazine and the author of several books. He has studied birds worldwide and works as a guide on expedition cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic, spreading the inspiration of birds from pole to pole. In 2015, during a quest spanning 41 countries and all seven continents, he set a world record by seeing 6,042 species of birds--more than half the birds on Earth--in one year. Strycker writes, lectures, and lives near Eugene, Oregon, between field seasons.