Rick Wright is a native of southeast Nebraska. He studied at the University of Nebraska before making a detour to Harvard Law School and taking the M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University. He held successive appointments as Assistant Professor of German at the University of Illinois, Reader at Princeton University’s Index of Christian Art, and Associate Professor of German and Medieval Studies at Fordham University.
He is now a professional birder and writer, leading birding and Birds and Art tours around the world. A prolific contributor to the literature on birds, birders, and birding, Rick is the author of the ABA Guide to Birds of New Jersey and of the forthcoming Sparrows: A Peterson Reference Guide and ABA Guide to Birds of Arizona.
He lives in Bloomfield with his wife, Alison Beringer, and their chocolate lab, Gellert.