Tim Gallagher
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"Tim Gallagher" has been the editing/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 (ISBN 0-618-45693-7) was published in May 2005. His latest book, Falcon Fever (ISBN 0-618-80575-3), about his lifelong fascination with birds of prey, was released in May 2008.

Gallagher was born in England and received a B.A. in magazine journalism, and an M.A. in English, both from California State University.

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The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

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