Mathew Tekulsky has had a lifelong interest in hummingbirds. He is the author of Backyard Bird Photography, Backyard Birdfeeding for Beginners, and The Butterfly Garden, among other books. He is also the author of The Birdman of Bel Air, a column at NationalGeographic.com featuring essays about his birding experiences. His bird photographs have been published in field guides and have been displayed in galleries and museums. Tekulsky resides in Los Angeles, California.