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Ken Keffer

location-pin Bloomington, Indiana

School: University of Wyoming, 2002

Expertise: Birding, butterflies and bugs, outdoor lifestyle, backyard wildlife

Ken Keffer

  • Book Highlights: Knowing the Trees, Earth Almanac, Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book
  • Outdoor Writers Association of America, Excellence in Craft award winner

Experience

Ken Keffer has a degree in wildlife biology and is an award-winning environmental educator and author. His career has been spent highlighting the importance of nature and encouraging people to explore the outdoors. Ken is the current president of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He recently put down roots in Bloomington, Indiana, where he and his wife, Heather Ray, own a backyard bird feeding nature shop.

Education

Bachelor of science degree in wildlife biology and management, University of Wyoming

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Articles

Bird Molting: Why Birds Molt and How to Spot It

Feather refresh in progress! Learn about bird molting and why the color change is more obvious on some molting birds than others.

Head to the Shore to See Beach Birds

Not all beach birds are gulls. Grab some binoculars—you’ll want to check out the variety of beach birds along the coast.

How to Identify a Northern Saw-Whet Owl

The northern saw-whet owl is one of the smallest and cutest owls—as long as you aren't a mouse. Learn where you can spot this species.