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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: Kaua'i O'o, Credit: Rob Shallenberger
The tranquil song of the Kaua'i O'o graced the high, dense forests of Kaua'i until 1987, when it was heard no more. The voice of only one member of...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Fox Sparrow
By late January, some resident birds, such as the Northern Mockingbird, are beginning their spring singing. When you step outside on a particularly...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Black-capped Chickadee, Credit: Jon Hayes
There used to be a saying about somebody who doesn’t eat much — “she eats like a bird.” But how much does a bird typically eat? As a rule of thumb,...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Song Sparrow
Put your winter garden to work as a haven for birds. Leaves and brush left to compost provide foraging and roosting places, smother this year’s wee...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Project FeederWatch, sponsored by Cornell and National Audubon, is a window on the birds of winter. Through Project FeederWatch, scientists are abl...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Golden Eagle, Credit: Don Baccus
The eye of an eagle is one of the most sensitive of any animal, and may weigh more than the eagle's brain. The secret to the exceptional vision lie...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Golden-crowned Kinglet
The late Yogi Berra, renowned New York Yankees catcher, is sometimes remembered less for his exceptional play and more for his turns of phrase. One...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Vee-formation, Credit: Ted Bobosh
Autumn…and geese fly high overhead in V-formation. But what about that V-formation, angling outward through the sky? This phenomenon — a kind of sy...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Monk Parakeet, Credit: Ken Slade
If you live in North America, parrots might seem like exotic creatures. North America’s once-common native species, the Carolina Parakeet, has been...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Cliff Swallow, Credit: Maggie Smith
Through all of spring and summer, swallows dart and sail overhead, their airborne grace a wonder to behold. But by October, the skies seem empty. M...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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