A native Californian, I was raised in Southern California moving to the San Francisco Bay area and subsequently to Monterey (Elkhorn Slough) where I have now resided for the past 20 years. I am an avid birder and have a full appreciation for all aspects of nature.

Monterey Birding Adventures was first established as Pacific Rim Bird Tours in 1998. Because my tours are geared to Central California, I decided the name change would be more destination specific and helpful to those looking for guide services in my region. I operate personalized individual and small group tours. I have an enthusiastic appreciation for birds that I gladly impart to visitors. With an attention to detail, my goal is to see that you have a positive and memorable experience.
Birding is my passion. I look forward to sharing this world class destination to all that visit the Central Coast.

I reside in Moss Landing/Elkhorn Slough where in my free time, I lead tours for regional Audubon Societies, scheduled bird tours at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and conduct avian wetland monitoring for the Moss Landing Marine Labs, a consortium for seven Cal-State Schools. As a past volunteer for the Big Sur Ornithology Lab, I spent 4 1/2 years participating in their mist net program censuring the health and distribution of resident and migratory bird populations.

Live to Bird and Bird to Live!

To email Rick RimBirding@aol.com