About the Author
Robert Burton studied as a zoologist and is a well-established author in the field of “domestic” natural history. Among the many books he has written are Bird Behavior, Nature's Night Life, Ponds and Nature by the Roadside. As well as writing pieces for the RSPB magazine, Birds, Robert Burton has contributed a wildlife column to Popular Gardening and fascinating articles to other magazines including the Royal Horticultural Society's The Garden. He took over the popular Nature Note column in the Daily Telegraph his father's from his father Dr Maurice Burton. Coming from a wildlife-orientated family, Robert Burton has grown up with the concept of the garden as a sanctuary for birds and other animals. After traveling widely for his past studies, working at home has given him plenty of opportunities to observe the visitors to his garden.
Stephen Kress, Ph.D. is active in ornithology, wildlife preservation, and environmental education. He serves in a variety of positions at the National Audubon Society, including biologist, manager of the Society’s Maine Coast Sanctuaries, and director of its Seabird Restoration Program. Kress is also a research fellow at Cornell University and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine. Author of The Audubon Society Birder’s Handbook and The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds, Kress has also written many scientific papers on the restoration of seabirds such as puffins and terns.