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Alex Chadwick heads to Southwest Texas to find out just what it is that draws people to Big Bend, one of the most remote national parks in the entire United States.


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Caption: Female Harlequin Duck, Credit: Kevin Faccenda
For some birds that nest along rocky mountain streams, like American Dippers the best way to remain inconspicuous is to hide in plain sight—by look...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Apapane, Credit: Minette Layne
It’s a warm summer morning on the western shore of the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s early, the sun is rising, and the tide is coming in. The Pacific ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Credit: Rob Dodson
Like a jazz player beating out a drum roll, a woodpecker uses its bill to rap out a brisk series of notes. Early spring resounds with the percussiv...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Blue-grat-Gnatcatcher, Credit: Joanne Kamo
The slim, 4½-inch Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is found over much of the East and Midwest and in parts of the West, too. It actively searches trees and bu...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Lewis's Woodpecker, Credit: Tom Grey
A century of logging and fire control has taken its toll on the mature pine forests of the West, the preferred nest site for this Lewis's Woodpecke...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Passenger Pigeon, Credit: Allan Brooks
Not that long ago, Passenger Pigeons filled the skies. Some flocks, with more than a billion birds, took four days to pass overhead. Aldo Leopold c...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: I'iwi, Credit: USFWS
In the Hawaiian lowlands, most of birds you hear are from somewhere else. But when you get away from the beaches and climb higher, you’ll find the ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Surf Scoter, Credit: Daniella Theoret
Surf Scoters are perfectly at home in the element they’re named for. They swim smack in the middle of what surfers call the impact zone: Just where...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Yellow Warbler, Credit: Ken Hansen
Emily Dickinson: "The Birds begun at Four o'clock..." As the first rays of sunlight fill the trees on a spring morning, a symphony of birdsong erup...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Rufous Hummingbird, Credit: Conrad Tan
What bird can fly straight up and down, backward and forward, and even upside down? A hummingbird can do all this, and fly up to 75 miles an hour. ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45