Paul can deliver any of many existing programs, or he can create custom presentations on natural history themes, particularly those dealing with birds and habitat. Some of Paul’s most popular programs include:
Owls and Woodpeckers of North America
Paul’s presentations on owls and woodpeckers take audiences on a visual and auditory exploration of habitats of North America through the owls and woodpeckers that most define and enrich these places. This photographic field report celebrates the ways the lives of these two iconic birds are intertwined with one another, and their role as keystone and indicator species for their environment. Audiences are immersed in the sights and sounds of forest, grassland, arctic, and desert, and in the entertaining and informative details of Paul’s narrative. The hidden life of these birds is obvious for those who know how to find it. Paul knows how to find it, and how to bring it to life for his audiences through photos, sound, and story.
- Owls and Woodpeckers of North America
- Owls and Woodpeckers of The Pacific Northwest
- Owls and Woodpeckers of The West
- Owls and Woodpeckers of Any North American Region, State, or Habitat
- Owls of Any North American Region
- Woodpeckers of Any North American Region
Birds by Season and Habitat
Paul takes audiences on a multimedia journey across seasons and habitats where birds are the actors. Through intimate images, this presentation examines the sometimes surprising, often dramatic, and always engaging behavior of the birds through distinct times and places. This stunning photographic study is accompanied by stories and rich natural history derived from thousands of hours in the field, and looks at the way key indicator species define and enrich their habitat and how their life histories are inter-twined. Audiences will travel with the birds through courtship, mating and nesting in the spring; summer’s busy months of fledging and feeding; independence and dispersal in the fall; and winter’s struggle to survive. Anyone interested in birdlife amidst North America's wonderful natural settings is sure to be enthralled by this extraordinary program.
- Birds by Habitat and Season in the Pacific Northwest
- Birds by Habitat and Season in the West
- Birds by Habitat and Season in Any North American Region or State
Birds of Costa Rica
From the Pacific to the Caribbean, and the mountains to lowlands, the jewel-bright feathered denizens of the Costa Rica are captured with breathtakingly intimate detail in Paul’s photos and stories. As with all Paul’s presentations, the focus is on the relationship between the birds and their habitat. Paul’s insight, gained through many hours in the field, will familiarize the strange and show audiences how the familiar becomes exotic when looked at through the right lens. Audiences will gain an enhanced appreciation for the beauty, variety, and natural history of some of the world’s most beautiful birds.
Select Past Speaking Engagements & Workshops
Festival Keynotes: National Audubon Convention; California Birding Symposium; Southwest Wings Festival; John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival; Lodi California Crane Festival; Othello Sandhill Crane Festival (2); Washington Audubon 25th Anniversary Dinner; International Migratory Bird Festival; Columbia Council of Camera Clubs; Wings Over Washington; Leavenworth Bird Festival; Endangered Species Coalition; National Wildlife Rehabilitators; Creative Retirement; Blues and Birds FestivalPacific City, OR; St. George Winter Birding Festival, St. George Utah; Sax-Zim Bog Birding Festival, Meadowlands, Minnesota; Central Valley Birding Symposium, Stockton California; Dubois Grouse Days; Puget Sound Bird Festival.
Audubon Chapters: Portland; Washington State Audubon; Seattle Audubon; East Cascades AudubonBend, OR; Yakima Audubon; Kitsap Audubon; Rainier Audubon; Lane County Audubon; Skagit Audubon; Maricopa Audubon annual meeting (2); Madrone Audubon Annual Meeting; Santa Clara Audubon; Golden Gate Audubon (2); Boulder Audubon (2); Fort Collins Audubon; Aiken AudubonColorado Springs (2); Vashon Audubon; Whidbey Island Audubon (2); Spokane Audubon; North Central Washington Audubon; Santa Barbara Audubon; Redbud Audubon; Mt. Diablo Audubon; North Cascades Audubon; Boulder County Audubon (2); Blue Mountain Audubon.
Other: Wildlife Society of Oregon Annual Meeting; Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington, Environmental Studies Lecture; Washington State Convention Center; Seattle Rotary Club; Tacoma Rotary Club; Powells BooksPortland, OR; REI Seattle; Third-Place Books Seattle; Eagle Harbor BooksBainbridge Island; Port Angeles WA Library; Tacoma Public Library; Tacoma Rotary Club; Everett Public Library; Ballard Public Library; Redmond Public Library; Port Townsend Library; Boulder Bird Club; San Juan Island Library; Triology Bird Group; San Diego Bird; Peninsula Wilderness Club; Village Books; Santa Cruz Bird Club; Tattered Cover BookstoreDenver; SWERVE; Samish Island Garden Club; Friends of the Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge; Foothills Mountaineers; Seattle Mountaineers.
Conservation Organizations: National Audubon Society; Alaska Wilderness League; Conservation Northwest; Endangered Species Coalition; Denver Field Ornithologists; North Cascades Institute; IslandWood; Audubon Nature Center — Seward Park; Wilderness Awareness School; Cedar River Watershed; Lummi Island Heritage Trust; Methow Valley Land Conservancy; Washington Ornithological Society; Nature VancouverVancouver BC; Nisqualley Wildlife Refuge; NW Stream Center; Kentucky Ornithological Society; American River Conservancy.
Natural History Museums: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennesee Knoxville; High Desert Museum, Bend Oregon; University of Washington’s Burke Museum; Whatcom County Museum of Natural History; Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center (3).