Kingfisher Journey- Marina Richie

The kingfisher is the halcyon bird. I began this Blog when following its path as a gypsy in my fourwheelcamper. I continue to seek stories of reciprocity for birds, all wildlife and wildlands. Please delve in! Contact me at marinarichie1@gmail.com

About Marina Richie

I am a freelance writer based in Bend, Oregon. I  write about the natural world in a myriad of ways, from this personal blog to books, magazine articles, interpretive panels, blogs, media, reports, and websites. Download my resume.

Contact me at marinarichie1@gmail.com. Phone: (406)370-7556,  Twitter: @kingfisherquest

Check out my children’s books: Bird Feats  and Bug Feats

2019 highlights to date:

From 2016-2018, I led a project and wrote text for 66 interpretive signs with a focus on seabirds for the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 24 locations along the Oregon coast, mostly within Oregon State Parks. Download my portfolio.

From 2016 to 2017, I wrote about bird-friendly yards for Audubon and for Birdwatching Magazine, and continue to have a passion for that subject. The year of 2015-2016 marked my gypsy naturalist explorations, living out of my truck/camper that initiated this blog that I continue to enjoy writing.

From 2011 to 2015, I served as communications director for the Sage Grouse Initiative.

Currently, my writing includes blogging for National Wildlife Federation. Watch for a new blog coming out soon on golden eagles.

I’m also searching for publisher for my manuscript on the belted kingfisher–my favorite bird, muse, and guide to personal happiness.

Last but not least, I’m  proud to serve as  president of the Board of Directors for Greater Hells Canyon Council.

SAMPLE MORE OF MY WORK(Note that some of my work appears under my given name of Deborah Richie)

After writing a conservation article about saving wild Asian elephants, I became inspired to bring Elephant Friendly Tea to Oregon.

Montana Arboretum  interpretive panels (with designer Maja Smith). Support the arboretum project here.

Overturning 150 Years of Science: UM Lichen Discovery Rocks the Research World (Vision Magazine)

Antarctic Sea Spiders in Research View

 

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Here I am hiking up to the summit of Eagle Cap in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. I am president of the Board of Directors of Greater Hells Canyon Council, dedicated to protecting the wilds of this grand ecosystem.
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