Welcome to Rick Marsi Online

For the past three decades, Rick Marsi's name has become synonymous with excellence in the following fields:


  • Visually stunning slide programs on nature and travel
  • Guided nature walks that educate and inspire
  • Professionally escorted nature tours in the USA and beyond


Purchase Rick's books and photos, hire him as a speaker for your next meeting or special event, or engage him to lead you on a guided nature walk.

Available for sale here now...

Rick's new book of nature

essays, "Log Cabin Year",

48 Reflections from Our

Seasons Past with illustrations

by Jan Mars

Price reduced to $19.95

Click on the book cover to view sample pages


View "20 Bird Photos" by clicking "Bonus Content" at left
View Rick's log of March nature sightings by clicking "Diary" at left.

March and April are waterfowl months. Millions of ducks choose this time to travel from southern wintering grounds to breeding areas far to the north. Here are some ducks I see passing through Central New York right now.

Ring-necked Duck
Winters in Southeast and Gulf Coast states. Breeds northern New York through Ontario and Quebec.

Blue-winged Teal
Winters Virginia to Texas and Mexico.
Breeds Western New York, Canada and throughout the Midwest.

Winters coastline from Maine to Florida.
Breeds Ontario and Prairie Provinces.

Green-winged Teal
Winters Delmarva Peninsula to Florida and west through Gulf Coast states.
Breeds Maritime, Quebec, Ontario and Prairie Provinces.

Hooded Merganser
Winters Delmarva Peninsula south to Florida and Gulf Coast states.
Breeds throughout most of Eastern USA.

Northern Shoveler
Winters Southeast and Gulf coasts.
Breeds Northeast, Midwest and Prairie Provinces.

Northern Pintail
Winters Southeast Coast, Gulf Coast states, north to Tennessee and Kentucky.

Wood Duck
Winters Southern states, Virginia to Texas.
Breeds throughout the Northeast and Midwest.

Photos by Rick Marsi

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