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Kenneth Cole Schneider

A lifelong birder and retired physician, Ken grew up and began his practice in New Jersey. After his career in the US Public Health Service, he and his wife Mary Lou retired to the mountains of New Mexico, where they led bird walks at Rio Grande Nature Center and the US Forest Service. The cooperative rosy-finch feeding project they initiated at Sandia Crest has developed into a major banding and research program. More recently, they moved to South Florida, where they are working to create a Bald Eagle sanctuary to protect this species' first active nest in Broward County since before DDT was banned. In recent years, Ken took up photography and enjoys finding beauty in birds and nature close to home.