Jim Wright is the author of several books about nature, a prize-winning journalist, and the birding columnist for The Record, Northern New Jersey’s leading newspaper. He has hosted screech owls in his backyard nest box since 2004 and observed them via a nest cam for more than a decade. He leads a campaign to ban the rat poisons that kill owls and other wildlife. He lives in Allendale, New Jersey, where he is a marsh warden.
Scott Weston has been involved with birding and owling for over 35 years, going on pre-dawn Audubon Christmas bird counts since he was 11. In 2009, using squirrel-resistant nest boxes of his own design, he set up a screech owl trail that has fledged over 130 owlets. An accomplished photographer, Scott has contributed to local and national publications, including Cornell’s All About Backyard Birds. He lives in northeastern Massachusetts.
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