Born in Southampton, England, Phil Gregory first came to Australia in 1977. He has contributed to a number of important ornithological works, including Handbook of the Birds of the World. Special interests include field identification, vocalisation, taxonomy and distribution. He became a full time birding guide in 1998 and now based in Kuranda he leads several tours a year throughout the Pacific Region.
With a lifetime interest in wildlife beginning in Japan, Jun Matsui first arrived in Australia in 1999. He spent a year traveling around and volunteering at various birding hot-spots including Broome Bird Observatory before eventually taking a job as a specialist bird tour guide for Japanese groups based in Cairns.