Freelancer Rachel Nuwer wrote "Setting Free the Birds," in the January-February issue.
Raillan Brooks is the assistant editor at Audubon. Follow him on Twitter at @raillan_ebrooks.
Rene Ebersole is Audubon Magazine's features editor.
Journalist Richard Conniff has written several books on natural history and human behavior, as observed from the perspective of a naturalist. His work has appeared in Audubon, The Atlantic, and Smithsonian, among others.
Rick Bass is the author of more than 30 books of fiction and nonfiction and lives in Montana, where he is a board member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council. Follow Rick on Twitter @rickbass27
Robert Szypko is a freelance journalist. Find him on Twitter @thatquailrobert.
Sharon Beals is an award-winning author and phtoographer.
Simone M. Scully is a reporter at Audubon Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @ScullySimone