Brenda Z. Guiberson enjoys watching and reading about birds in every environment. Ms. Guiberson is the author of many books for children, including "Cactus Hotel" and "Spoonbill Swamp." She lives in Seattle, Washington. Joan Paley is the illustrator of "Unbeatable Beaks" and several other books for children. She created the collages in this book by cutting shapes from paper that she hand painted. Ms. Paley lives with her husband in North Scituate, Massachusetts.