to The Raven Diaries's information page!
To say Rick and Diana Boufford are animal lovers falls short for
they have dedicated decades to the study and enjoyment of many
different kinds of animals in all types of environments. At The
Raven Diaries, they share a number of their ongoing adventures.
Much of Rick's study takes place at Crystal Cove State Park in Newport
Beach California, where he is known by locals as Raven Rick and the
Sea Glass Guy from the classes he gets to teach there.
Rick's passion growing up was science and especially the study
of the ocean and everything in it. Like many in the late 60s'
influence, and Rick's love for dolphins, especially the "killer
whale", led him towards marine biology. Unfortunately, that
field became so popular the job market was overwhelmed and so
lost his love of nature.
Why the Raven?
Rick's father had been a forest ranger for a time and taught
Rick to love, respect and to understand his responsibility for all
living creatures. Throughout his life Rick had the good fortune to
be able to care
and nurse numerous
stranded or wounded animals back to health. In 1998, he happened
upon a wounded crow, and right after in spring of '99,
a baby raven. Rick and Diana had so much fun during the time
they spent getting that baby raven safely back into the wild they
wrote and book and produced
movie called, "Bob, Huey & Me." It's not unusual for
movie directors and actors to become lifelong friends after a shoot,
and in this case, the actors were wild ravens. It was during the
movie shoot where the couple learned all ravens have a unique
personality and soon found
studying and video taping wild ravens from all over the western United
States. And because ravens pair up, stake out a specific territory
and seem to stay there together for very long periods of time,
the raven, who's personality Rick claims would rival or surpass
anything in the animal kingdom, is far easier and far more
and enjoy than over say something like a killer whale whose
yearly trek may take
over many thousands of ocean miles. And Rick laughs as he tells
the participants in his live raven presentations, "it's
a little safer than say Jane Goodall and her primates."
Take a look around and enjoy some of their many videos,
stories, maps and
Rick and Diana
have a passion
people to get involved in this incredible place we call earth.
One of their greatest joys is to share what they've
been able to learn not only in the world of fine food and entertainment
where they spent the last 3 decades but also in other areas
get to do things together. So enjoy yourself here, and come
back cause they'll be adding more!
Who's funding their research?
The Raven Diaries is the world's premier privately funded
research project involving real wild ravens. They don't cage
or harbor any birds anywhere. Many people ask Rick how
or help fund their ongoing research.
by producing results, the funding comes on it's own. They
make available both nature and numerous other how to videos
and books that they produce themselves. By purchasing
giving gifts of any of the varied subjects Rick and
Diana love to share, your helping to fund their continued research!
shoppers, see their numerous books, movies and how-to videos
See Rick's Vimeo Channel for HD movies and more!
or check out The
Store for more options.