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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 April and May nature sightings by clicking "Diary" at left.
I photographed all these birds just this month.

American Redstart
Likes forest edges and second growth, not deep woods. Females and first-year males are much less colorful. This can be confusing when you see a first-year male singing.

Blue-headed Vireo
Formerly called Solitary Vireo. Usually fairly high up in mixed forest habitat (evergreens and deciduous trees). White "spectacles" are a good field mark.

Baltimore Oriole Male
This male is enjoying an orange, but orioles will also come to feeders offering grape jelly and whole grapes in spring. Visits usually taper off as more natural food becomes available.

Baltimore Oriole Female
When a pair of Baltimore Orioles is about, listen for the male's series of rich whistles. He also utters a blackbird-typical "dry chatter" call.

Red-eyed Vireo
You can actually see the red eye here. It's almost impossible to see in the forest where these birds live. They sing more than any other of our forest songbirds - short, whistled phrases separated by brief pauses.

Eastern Towhee
"Drink your teeeeee" sings the Towhee, often from an exposed perch. That's the only time you'll see him out in the open. By nature he's a skulker, kicking through leaves in tangles on the ground for food.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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