Meet Paul Slingsby
I started birding in 1972 when I worked on Sky Lab at Cape Kennedy. I visited Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge often. That hooked me on birding. When I started birding with Audubon and DFO I began learning much more and that continues today. I have enjoyed doing Breeding Bird Surveys, Christmas Bird Counts and Bird Conservancy Colonial Water Bird surveys in North Park. Although I don't hear well now, I still enjoy finding birds by ear. Best of all was participating in the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas. That opened me up to what is now my favorite way of birding - observing behavior, environment and nesting.
I prefer to lead DFO trips that involve some hiking. I've been offering trips on week days if travel on an interstate is required. Maybe a camping trip is in the future.