Jonathan Elphick (1945, E) was born in Prestatyn and attended UC Swansea. He is a natural history author and eminent ornithologist. A qualified zoologist; Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He is author of numerous birdwatching books and has worked with Greenpeace, and on the BBC production of ‘The Realms of the Russian Bear’. He is also part of a team of naturalists and authors, including the British wildlife photographer David Tipling and the naturalist and author Mark Cocker, undertaking the Birds and People project – a ten-year-long, groundbreaking collaboration between the publishers Random House and BirdLife International, to survey and document worldwide, the cultural significance of birds.