John Carlyon is a practising veterinarian who has had a lifelong interest in ornithology, with nocturnal birds being a particular passion. Many of his articles and photographs have appeared in a variety of publications over the years.
Penny Meakin, a well-known artist and illustrator, contributed extensively to field work and photography, and illustrated the book. More of Penny's artwork can be seen at
Hugh Chittenden well-known for his knowledge of forest birds and other species, as well as his outstanding bird photography, kindly contributed many excellent photographs for the book. Visit Hugh's website at
Warwick Tarboton, renowned ornithologist, photographer and author was the ornithological consultant and also contributed many unique photographs for the book. Warwick's superb bird photographs will be found at
Johann Grobbelaar is well-known in birding circles for his exceptional images of birds and wildlife. Johann's photographs can be seen on his website:
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