(Kushlan, James) James Kushlan is an ornithologist, educator, writer, and conservationist. He has authored and co-authored ten books including The Herons, Heron Conservation, Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens, Birds of Fairchild and Key Biscayne. He has been a research associate at the Smithsonian, director of a national federal research center, and university professor and administrator. He has served on the board of HistoryMiami and is past president of the American Ornithological Society. He serves currently on the boards of the Everglades Foundation and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and chairs the Zoo Miami Foundation board. South Florida’s Biscayne Bay, its keys, the coral reef, and the national park that protects them are celebrated in Kushlan’s new book, Biscayne National Park (Acadia Press), co-authored with Kirsten Hines, which tells 300 years of Biscayne Bay’s story. The book’s publication kicks off the golden fiftieth-year anniversary celebrations of the establishment of Biscayne National Park, which stretches from Key Biscayne to Key Largo and from the mainland shore to the coral reef tract.