Meet Our Experts

Kenn Kaufman is a lifelong naturalist and the originator and editor of the Kaufman Field Guides series. Kenn burst onto the North American birding scene as a teenager, hitchhiking around the continent in pursuit of birds, an extended journey he later chronicled in his memoir Kingbird Highway. He’s been teaching people about birds since the 1980s and is a contributing editor to Birds & Blooms magazine. Kenn married Kimberly in 2005. Now the executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Oak Harbor, Ohio, she has been studying birds for years. Together, she and Kenn work on a number of projects to interest more people in nature and to protect natural resources. You can learn more about the Kaufmans at