Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology’s quarterly, award-winning Living Bird magazine has just published an article on Cuba in the current issue (Winter 2014) called “Cuba After Fidel Castro,” by George Oxford Miller and it features my photos on Birds of Cuba. The print version has been mailed to subscribers and it looks great! The layout is stellar, the images are generally very big, and the article itself is very informative. I have a few minor nit-picks with the article – there are now 26 endemic bird species in Cuba, not 21 – but the gist of the article is that the future of Cuba’s wildlife is up in the air – a point that is certainly not in dispute. The online version of the magazine is always one issue behind the print version, so you can look for it online in about three months, or better yet, check out the magazine and subscribe now!
If you are wondering which seven images were selected by Living Bird, they are included within this big gallery here. 😉 (i.e., I’m not telling!)


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3 Comments on Cuba After Fidel Castro – Living Bird Magazine, Winter 2014

  1. Rich Wagner says:

    Thanks Mark and Martha for the kind comments. Many have asked if I was on the “People-to-People” trip described by the author of the article. I was not. I have traveled to Cuba with the Caribbean Conservation Trust, an organization that specializes in the conservation of Cuban birds. If you are interested in birding in Cuba, I highly recommend travel with this organization, as you will participate in bird surveys and contribute to the scientific basis of Cuban bird conservation.

  2. […]This is an excerpt from an article published in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Living Bird magazine, Winter 2014. (Thanks Karen!) I have included photos by Rich Wagner, whose pictures appeared in the original article. These are slightly different shots that Rich was kind enough to let me use. To see more of Rich Wagner’s pictures of Cuban birds, go to his blog. […]

  3. Mark Segal says:

    Looking at these marvelous photographs, one wouldn’t know how difficult high quality bird photography really is, and that is a mark of true mastery of the medium. Congratulations on achieving such a superb collection in terms of both artistry and technique.