Tim Gallagher

Contributor, Audubon Magazine

Tim Gallagher is an award-winning author and the former editor-in-chief of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's Living Bird .

Articles by Tim Gallagher

The Inspiring Ascent of Master Falconer Shawn Hayes
March 21, 2022 — How one determined man built his dream life with birds of prey
Is It Really Time to Write the Ivory-billed Woodpecker’s Epitaph?
October 12, 2021 — The government’s pending plan to declare the bird extinct comes too soon and ignores recent compelling evidence, writes Tim Gallagher, a bird expert who believes he saw an Ivory-bill in 2004.
Peregrine Falcons Finally Return to Nest at Their Most Famous U.S. Eyrie
September 03, 2020 — After a 74-year absence, this summer a pair of Peregrines raised three chicks at New York's Taughannock Gorge—a hallowed destination for birders and the site of the falcon's first reintroduction attempt.
Listen to Tom Cade Recall Key Moments in the Effort to Save the Peregrine Falcon
March 15, 2019 — Cade, who died in February, founded the Peregrine Fund and was pivotal to the re-establishment of the species in the United States.
Remembering Tom Cade, the Father of Peregrine Falcon Conservation
February 26, 2019 — Cade founded The Peregrine Fund and led the effort to save the raptor after its American population plummeted from DDT. Fellow falconer and friend Tim Gallagher looks back on his legacy.
Day 14: One Last Lead
April 28, 2016 — As the trip draws to a close, Gallagher focuses his hopes on new territory.
Day 13: The Trek to Farallones
April 27, 2016 — Birds abound on a cliff-side hike, but still no Ivory-bill.
Day 12: A Screaming Absence
April 26, 2016 — After stumbling upon ideal Ivory-bill habitat, the birds' silence weighs heavily on the group.
Day 11: Echoes From The Highest Ridgetop
April 25, 2016 — The team hikes deeper—and higher—into the woods and meets a Cuban Pygmy Owl along the way.
Day 10: And Then The Mule Died
April 22, 2016 — The team catches wind of a 2008 Ivory-bill sighting—and passes on some questionable meat.