Kenneth M. Burton
Ken was born with incurable wanderlust and has always felt most at home outside. He grew up playing in the woods of Mill Valley, California, fascinated by everything natural but especially reptiles and amphibians. He got hooked on birds in college and has traveled the world as a tour guide, professional ornithologist, and hobby birder. In 2005, he moved to Humboldt County, where he found himself frustrated by a lack of information on local hiking opportunities. This book is a product of that frustration. Ken is the organizer of the Six Rivers Hikers Meetup group, a Humboldt Trails Council board member, and the author of Common Birds of Northwest California and A Birding Guide to Humboldt County.