Paul Bannick is an award-winning wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat. His work can be found in bird guides from Audubon, The Smithsonian, and The National Wildlife Federation, and in publications like Sunset Magazine, and Pacific Northwest Magazine. His first book, The Owl and the Woodpecker (The Mountaineers Books, 2008) continues to be one of the best-selling bird books in North America. Bannick has appeared on NPR’s Travels with Rick Steves, and BirdNote, and has served as keynote speaker at festivals across the country. After many years in the computer software industry, Bannick turned his attention to nonprofit work, and currently works as Director of Development for Conservation Northwest.