LAWRENCE NILES is a scientist for Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey and served as chief of the Endangered and Nongame Species Program of the State of New Jersey. He is a coauthor of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of New Jersey (Rutgers University Press) and has written numerous scientific papers and articles on migratory shorebirds and raptors.
JOANNA BURGER is Distinguished Professor of Biology at Rutgers University. She is the editor or author of numerous books, including A Naturalist Along the Jersey Shore and 25 Nature Spectacles of New Jersey (both Rutgers University Press) and has received the Brewster Medal from the American Ornithologists’ Union and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Risk Analysis.
AMANDA DEY is a principal zoologist for the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and has worked for over ten years on the preservation of red knots and other shorebirds on Delaware Bay. She is the recipient of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s Leadership Award for her work on migratory shorebird conservation in New Jersey.
JAN VAN DE KAM is a wildlife photographer who has published Invisible Connections: Why Migrating Shorebirds Need the Yellow Sea and Shorebirds: An Illustrated Behavioral Ecology.