Dr. Wenfei Tong is a biologist with a passion for understanding and conserving the natural world. She enjoys sharing her love of birds and biology through her paintings, photography, teaching, and writing. Her two books, Bird Love and How to Read A Bird, use scientific discoveries to show how much humans and birds share, including some of literature’s most basic themes. Her ultimate aim is to inspire as many people as possible to care for and thus protect nature.
Wenfei grew up in Singapore, where she started birding at 12. She first got hooked on field biology as an undergraduate at Princeton and Oxford, and has a PhD in evolutionary biology from Harvard, where she is a research associate. She has guided natural history tours in Tanzania, the Galapagos, and Montana, where she is active in the conservation community and takes visitors birding on horseback.