Kenn Kaufman did not really focus on birds until the age of six. But since then he has tried to make up for lost time, traveling to watch birds in all 50 states and leading bird-watching tours on all seven continents. He has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books, including two memoirs and a nature identification series of Kaufman Field Guides. In 2005 he moved from Arizona to Ohio, where he is now writing a book about bird migration. After decades of studying birds and nature, Kenn says that he still learns amazing new things every time he steps outdoors, and his greatest joy comes from sharing the wonders of nature with new people.
Kimberly Kaufman’s lifelong love of the outdoors grew into a passion for birds in the 1990s. She monitored nesting bald eagles for the Ohio Division of Wildlife and ran bluebird trails before she began banding migrant songbirds for the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Kim’s involvement grew, becoming the observatory’s education director then executive director in 2009, a position she still holds. Kim was instrumental in starting the highly successful Ohio Young Birders Club, a group for teenagers that has served as a model for youth programs in many other states, as well as The Biggest Week In American Birding, which has rapidly become one of the largest birding festivals on the continent. She also coauthored the Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England. She and her husband, Kenn, live in rural Ohio with their two (indoor) cats, Kirby and Pearl.