Rich Wagner on June 19th, 2014

The world lost a great wildlife photographer yesterday… and I lost a mentor and a good friend.   Internationally renowned wildlife photographer Ron Austing died peacefully yesterday at the age of 82, with his daughters, son and close friends at his bedside, after a hard-fought battle with lymphoma. Ron Austing was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1931. His interest […]

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Rich Wagner on February 10th, 2011

Our scientific article, SHORT-TAILED HAWKS NESTING IN THE SKY ISLANDS OF THE SOUTHWEST has been published in Western Birds (Vol. 41, No. 4, 2010), and the cover of the issue includes my photo of both adult Short-tailed Hawks at the nest. This is the first fully confirmed Short-tailed Hawk nest in the western U.S. – […]

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Rich Wagner on December 23rd, 2010

For the fourth straight year, a Short-tailed Hawk with atypical plumage has overwintered in Tucson (bit.ly/STHA-Tucson). In 2007, Helen and Noel Snyder, Narca Moore-Craig, Rose Ann Rowlett and I photographed and studied a Short-tailed Hawk nest (Buteo brachyurus) in the Chiricahua Mountains, a part of the Sky Islands region of the Southwest. The majority of Short-tailed […]

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