Producer: Leigh Brock

Designers: Greg Harris, Katie Parker, Shawn Greene

Developer: Grant Swertfeger

Researcher: Jonathan Alderfer

Copy Editor: Nancy Gupton

Introduction Illustrations

Peter Burke: canyon towhee

H. Douglas Pratt: purple martins, red-winged blackbirds, Steller's jays, red-breasted nuthatches

Diane Pierce: house finch, indigo buntings

Donald L. Malick: downy woodpeckers, great horned owl

Illustrations from the National Geographic Book Illustrated Birds

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