Writer / wildlife photographer / editor
Gallagher has been the editor-in-chief of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Living Bird magazine since 1990. As one of the first three searchers to report seeing and identifying the species, he played an instrumental role in the 2004/2005 Arkansas reports of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. His book about the experience, The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker was published in May 2005. His book, Falcon Fever, about his lifelong fascination with birds of prey, was released in May 2008. His most recent, published in April 2013, is Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre.