Chuck Hagner is the editor-in-chief of BirdWatching Magazine and a publishing professional with over 20 years’ experience writing, editing, and choosing photos to inform, educate, and entertain.Hagner became editor of BirdWatching (formerly called Birder's World) in 2001. He joined the magazine after a successful career as a writer and editor at Time Life Books, where he contributed to dozens of volumes on a variety of topics, including ancient civilizations, home repair and improvement, paranormal phenomena, modern warfare, and many others.Before joining Time Life, he was able to indulge a lifelong passion for design and art as the managing editor of the AIA Press at the American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC.Hagner has written about birdwatching for Nature Conservancy and other national publications, and his articles appear regularly in BirdWatching and on the blog BirdWatching Field of View.He is the author of two books about birds and birdwatching: Guide to Ducks and Geese and Wings of Spring: Courtship, Nesting, and Fledging (Stackpole Books).
Hagner holds a master's degree from American University in Washington, DC, and dual bachelor's degrees from Boston University. He is a member of the American Birding Association, American Ornithologists' Union, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, and other associations. He is married and the father of two children. He and his family live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, not far from a great spot for warblers in the spring.BirdWatching appears bimonthly and is distributed nationwide and in Canada. It is published by Kalmbach Publishing Co., located in Waukesha, Wisconsin.