Ken Keffer

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


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. His work can be found at


University of Wyoming Bachelor of science, wildlife biology and management

Birds and Blooms Editorial Policies

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How to Feed and Attract Birds All Year Long

As the seasons and weather conditions change, switch up what you're serving in your bird feeders to attract more birds to your backyard.

Bird Mimics and Mimicry: Three Birds to Know

Tune in to the copycat songs of mockingbirds, catbirds and thrashers.

10 Spectacular National Park Birding Sites

Fantastic bird sightings are nearly guaranteed when you plan your trip around these magnificent birding hotspots in the National Park system.