Kent McFarland is a conservation biologist, photographer, writer and naturalists with decades of experience across the Americas. Kent's writing and images have appeared widely in magazines, newspapers and mobile field guides. He has coauthored many scientific journal articles and a field guide to the birds of Hispaniola. Kent received his Masters degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire where he studied the effects of roads on the bird community in a Belize rainforest with Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. He completed his undergraduate degree in environmental studies at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was a Peace Corps volunteer working with rural farmers in Caazapa, Paraguay from 1989-1992. It was the bright birds of Paraguay that attracted Kent to conservation biology. After a few months in the country he bought a cheap pair of binoculars and a bird guide and became a fanatic. Kent has lived in Vermont since 1994 and has been a member of the Woodstock Fire Department since 2001. 

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Selected Credits

The Magazine
National Wildlife Federation
Quebec Television Broadcasting Corporation
Natural History Magazine
Audubon Guides
AMC Outdoors
Rutland Magazine
Northern Woodlands
The Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti
The Outside Story
Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits, 3rd edition
Biodiversity and Distributions
U.S. National Park Service

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