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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: Dark-eyed Junco, Credit: Mike H
It’s junco season in North America. Flocks of these white-bellied snowbirds are kicking and scratching on woodland edges and beneath feeders from s...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bald Eagle Pair, Credit: Mike H
Most bird species in North America mate for a single breeding season. Some may team up again the following year, just because both stay in - or ret...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Common Raven, Credit: Mark Hoover
Ravens are seen as tricksters in many traditions. But Common Ravens have a softer side. During courtship, a pair will often sit side by side, somet...

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mountain Plover, Credit: Van Truan
Some birds require habitats created by other animals. Two such landscape shapers were the American bison and the prairie dog. With the exterminatio...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Peregrine Falcon, Credit: Gregg Thompson
One bird of prey may steal another's meal, a behavior that biologists call piracy, or kleptoparasitism. The prey may change hands several times, pe...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Short-eared Owl, Credit: Gregg Thompson
For most birds, wings are for flying. But for Rock Pigeons, they’re also for clapping. When the pigeons erupt into flight, some may slap their wing...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Does the image of a frozen birdbath bring to mind a small yellow bird with ice skates? Birds need water in all seasons, for drinking and for bathin...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Black Kites, Credit: Shane Bartie
In the savanna country of northern Australia, the vegetation is well adapted to the area’s recurrent fires. As flames sweep across the savanna, Bla...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mallard, Credit: Martina Gabner
During December, birds spend the long, cold nights in a protected place, sheltered from rain and safe from nighttime predators. Small forest birds,...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Red Siskin
Most birds have the capacity to make red feathers, even those that lack red plumage. This discovery was revealed by scientists who studied Red-fact...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1