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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: Red-winged Blackbird, Credit: janet and Phil Rollins
One male Red-winged Blackbird’s marshland territory may include five—or even as many as fifteen—nesting females. And he makes an effort to mate wit...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Gilded Flicker, Credit: Warren Lynn
In the arid Arizona desert, where cacti thrive but trees are scarce, the Gila Woodpecker and this Gilded Flicker carve out nest cavities in living ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Tamaulipas Crow, Credit: Jean Sebastien Guenette
Birding is often best in the least likely places. At sewage treatment plants, watch for ducks and gulls - and raptors keeping watch over them all. ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Siberian Rubythroat, Credit: Patty McGann
Each spring, millions of birds head north. From Ecuador, beautiful Scarlet Tanagers fly to the eastern US and Canada, many traversing the Gulf of M...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: American Goldfinch, Credit: Paul Bannick
It's spring! And for many birds, a time to look their best to attract a new mate. This American Goldfinch has recently molted. Its old, worn-down f...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Double-crested Cormorant, Credit: Shanthanu Bhardwaj
Even for the most experienced birders, there are days where we learn something entirely unexpected. Here’s poet Sidney Wade, recounting one such en...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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The Northern Mockingbird has a broad repertoire. It can mimic everything from other birds to inanimate objects. And it does so at all hours of the ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
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When a goat puts its head down to graze, its eyes rotate in its head to keep its horizontal pupils parallel to the ground. That gives the goat, a p...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Frigate Bird, Tropic Bird, Credit: WinkyInTheUK
In the warmer regions of the world’s oceans, large seabirds called boobies plunge headfirst into the water, snatching up fish. But as a booby flies...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Golden Eagle, Credit: Barbara Wheeler
In the early 1930s, a young English traveler named Patrick Leigh “Paddy” Fermor set out to walk from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul. The account o...

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