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Contributing Editor Kenn Kaufman is an expert birder and naturalist, a bestselling author, a talented artist and photographer, a world traveler, and a renowned public speaker whose presentations blend fact, philosophy, and much good humor. His work first appeared in Birder's World
in April 1988. His column "ID Tips,"
featuring the photographs of Brian E. Small
, appears in every issue of the magazine.
Often compared to Roger Tory Peterson, Kaufman is an elective member of the American Ornithologists' Union, the youngest person ever to receive the Ludlow Griscom Award of the American Birding Association, and a deserving recipient of the ABA's Roger Tory Peterson Award for the Promotion of Birding. Publications
Kaufman has written, illustrated, and edited many popular books about birds and other wildlife.Flights Against the Sunset: Stories That Reunited a Mother and Son (2009)Insects of North America, with Eric R. Eaton, co-author (Kaufman Field Guides series, 2007)Mammals of North America, with Nora Bowers and Rick Bowers, co-authors (Kaufman Field Guides series, 2007)Butterflies of North America, Jim P. Brock, author (Kaufman Field Guides series, 2006)Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder (2006)Birds of North America (Kaufman Field Guides series, 2005)Guía de Campo a las Aves de Norteamérica, with Hector Gomez de Silva and Patricia Manzano Fischer, translator (Kaufman Field Guides series, Spanish edition, 2005)A Field Guide to Advanced Birding: Birding Challenges and How to Approach Them (Peterson Field Guides series, 1999)Lives of North American Birds (1996)
His essay "Question Authority: Good Birders Sometimes Wear White" appears in the book Good Birders Don't Wear White: 50 Tips From North America's Top Birders
On his Kaufman Field Guides website
, Kaufman describes his series of field guides and announces upcoming public appearances.
He and his wife Kim describe their adventures in the world of birds and birders in the blog Birding with Kenn & Kim
. In addition, Kenn blogs about the birds of Crane Creek and Magee Marsh
in northwest Ohio.Read about other contributors to BirdWatching