2012 Iowa Big Year - Paul Roisen’s presentation for our October meeting will be about his 2012 Iowa Big Year. His program will include photos of many of the birds he was blessed to find. Paul’s presentation style is very informal—he really enjoys interaction with and questions from the audience.
Paul has been birding for just under ten years and has been blessed by the many helpful people around Iowa and in particular members of the Iowa Ornithologists' Union and the Loess Hills Audubon Society (Sioux City and surrounding area). Paul grew up in Madagascar, the son of a Lutheran missionary, where he attended a French pre-school and elementary school. He claims to be an addicted birder and travels all over the USA with his wife. They have also traveled to France, Norway, Germany, Spain, Mexico, and Canada. In January of 2013 he was privileged to spend 15 days in Ecuador with two fellow IOU members.