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Margaret A. Barker, Chesapeake Bay area writer and educator, spent many happy childhood hours watching feeder birds at her East Tennessee home. After a broadcast journalism career in the southeast, including WGST radio news, Atlanta, she received an M. S. in environmental education through the Audubon Expedition Institute and Lesley University. She interned with the National Audubon Society’s Washington, D. C. office before joining the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. There she worked with Project FeederWatch and other bird education programs. She later managed the Cornell Department of Education’s Kids Growing Food school garden program, conducting teacher trainings in New York City and elsewhere. She co-authored The FeederWatcher’s Guide to Bird Feeding (HarperCollins, 2000) and The Audubon Birdhouse Book (Voyageur Press, 2013). Her articles have appeared in popular birding magazines. In the 1990s, she wrote the “Backyard Birding” column for the Ithaca Journal (Gannett) newspaper.
Meet Carrol Henderson!
Carrol L. Hendersonhas been the supervisor of Minnesota's Nongame Wildlife Program in
the Department of Natural Resources since 1977. He is the winner of numerous
conservation awards and the author of ten books, including Woodworking
for Wildlife; Wild About Birds-the DNR Bird Feeding Guide; Landscaping
for Wildlife; Oology and Ralph's Talking Eggs; Birds in
Flight: the Art and Science of How Birds Fly; Field Guide to the
Wildlife of Costa Rica;Birds of Costa Rica: a field guide;
Reptiles, Amphibians of Costa Rica: a field guide; and Butterflies, Moths and
Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica: a field guide. He is co-author of Lakescaping
for WildlifeandWater Quality and Traveler's
Guide to Wildlife in Minnesota. He and his wife Ethelle have led over 50
international birding trips since 1987 to destinations throughout Latin
America, New Zealand, Kenya, and Tanzania.