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John Harrison

John Harrison is a travel writer and lecturer, and a native of Liverpool, England. He took First Class Honors in geography at Cambridge University and a Masters Degree in environmental planning at Liverpool University. For 20 years he worked for the UK government on planning and environment matters. John’s short stories have been broadcast on the BBC and collected in book form. His first travel book, Where the Earth Ends, about South America and Antarctica, was a Sunday Times Book of th...

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Brandon Hay

D. Brandon Hay has served as research assistant to Ann Sutton since 1996. Together they are conducting research on migrant land birds in Jamaican mangrove forests. Brandon is also the Scientific Officer for the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection and sustainable development of Jamaican natural resources, particularly in the Portland Bight area of Jamaica's south coast. He also serves as manager for several fish sanctuaries in the ...

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Ann Haynes-Sutton

Ann Haynes-Sutton is a conservation ecologist who has spent her working life in Jamaica. She is the senior author of A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica, published by Princeton University in 2009, and has been leading bird tours in Jamaica and other islands for many years.  Her private residence is Marshall’s Pen, near Mandeville, in the center of Jamaica—a 310-acre cattle property and private nature reserve that is one of Jamaica’s premier birding destinations...

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Steve Hilty

Steve Hilty is the senior author of A Guide to the Birds of Colombia, and author of Birds of Venezuela, both by Princeton University Press, as well as the popular Birds of Tropical America, A watcher's introduction to behavior, breeding and diversity. He has also written a number of scientific papers on birds and plants, has described two species of birds new to science in Venezuela, and another, with a team of scientists, in Colombia. He also wrote the text and species accounts for...

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Mike Hirschler

Mike Hirschler was born in Amsterdam and lives in picturesque Deventer, one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands. An excellent speaker of no less than 5 languages, he loves birds and has a broad interest in nature. Mike guides nature walks for several nature associations in The Netherlands and also trains new nature guides. He leads bird tours in Europe and is also interested in other parts of the world. Together with his wife, he has traveled to Madagascar, Australia, Namibia, and Argenti...

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Dion Hobcroft

Dion Hobcroft has been working for VENT since 2001. He has led many tours (more than 150) to Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Bhutan, Indonesia, India, China, Southwest Pacific, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Japan, Russia, Alaska, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Antarctic. In 2007 and 2013-2016 alone, Dion showed more than 2,000 species of birds to VENT clients. His informative, relaxed, and educational nature, combined with sharp ey...

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Denver Holt

Denver Holt is a wildlife researcher and graduate of the University of Montana. He is founder and president of the Owl Research Institute and the Ninepipes Wildlife Research Center, a nonprofit organization located in Charlo, Montana. A dedicated field researcher in North and Central America, Denver believes that long-term field studies are the primary means to understanding trends in natural history. Since 1978, Denver's focus has been researching owls and their ecology. He has published abo...