Kingfisher Journey- Marina Richie

My book, Halcyon Journey: In Search of the Belted Kingfisher, is published and available for purchase now! Please see my NEWS page for details.

About Marina Richie

HALCYON JOURNEY: IN SEARCH OF THE BELTED KINGFISHER IS PUBLISHED!
ASK YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORES AND LIBRARIES TO ORDER COPIES. AS SOON AS YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK, PLEASE CONSIDER A REVIEW ON AMAZON AND GOOD READS. IF YOU’D LIKE TO BUY A SIGNED COPY DIRECTLY FROM ME,  EMAIL ME AT MARINARICHIE1@GMAIL.COM.

I am a freelance writer based in Bend, Oregon. I  write about the natural world in a myriad of ways, from my new book to a personal blog, magazine articles, interpretive panels, blogs, media, reports, opinion pieces, websites, essays, and poetry. My master’s degree is in Journalism from the University of Montana and undergraduate in Biology from the University of Oregon.

Twitter: @kingfisherquest, Instagram: marinarichie1

Download my resume.

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For a sampling of my passion for kingfishers, read my published article in Birdwatching, Mysteries of the Kingfisher’s Belt.

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

Interpretive panel for the Myakka Canopy Walkway for the TREE FoundationClient: Meg Lowman. A project with graphic designer Maja Smith.

For 2021: Visit my News Page

2020 highlights

SLOW AND SLEEPY SLOTHS

  • Sloth Panel for Meg Lowman (Canopy Meg!) of TreeFoundation.
  • Interpretive panels for Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, Bandon Marsh NWR, and a tabletop exhibit for the Oregon Coast refuges.
  • BeaverWorks Oregon –joined the team as a storyteller.
  • Writing for National Wildlife Federation’s Climate Team.
  • Releasing Hope into the World: Big Bald Banding Station, Birdwatching Magazine, May/June, 2020.
  • City Kingfisher, Post Road Magazine, March, 2020.
  • Parting Thought, Essay on my father, David Richie, published in Winter 2020 A.T. Journeys.
  • I presented on kingfishers to an enthusiastic audience at Wild Rivers Night in Bend, Oregon (Feb. 22).
  • Blog republished by Dixi Books: Finding the Spiral in Chacala

2019 highlights

River Otters Love Clean Water
Sonoma County Regional Parks Project for Sea Ranch trailheads on the California Coast View them here.

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.

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

SAMPLE MORE OF MY WORK HERE AND ON THE NEWS PAGE. (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).

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 on the Board of Directors of Greater Hells Canyon Council:dedicated to protecting the wilds of this grand ecosystem.
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