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The waterfowl that prefer an Iowa winter

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Iowa hasn't always been a likely place to spot waterfowl like Canada geese and trumpeter swans. Today, the populations have rebounded and flourished.

Wildlife biologist and environmental consultant Jim Pease joins Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe to discuss why they want to spend their winters in frigid Iowa waters.


  • Jim Pease, wildlife biologist, Iowa State University emeritus professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Dani Gehr is a producer for River to River and Talk of Iowa. Dani came to Iowa from her hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to attend Iowa State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, international studies and French. Before coming to IPR, Dani covered local government in Story County for the Ames Tribune and Des Moines Register.