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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: Pinie Siskin, Credit: Ann McRae
A clean feeder is a life-and-death matter to some birds. To protect the birds at your feeder, clean it at least once a week, more often if necessar...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Crow and Raven, Credit: Tom Grey
Is that big black bird a crow or a raven? How can you tell? Ravens (seen right here) often travel in pairs, while crows (left) are seen in larger g...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Bachman's Sparrow, Credit: J Fischer
Today is National Public Lands Day. Comprising nearly 850 million acres of land and 3.5 million square miles of ocean, our public lands and waters ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Bananaquit, Credit: Brendan Ryan
Across Central and South America, conservationists, teachers, and researchers are benefiting from groups like Birder’s Exchange, a program of the A...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Gordon Hempton, the Sound Tracker, seeks those rare places untouched by human noise, where birds and nature create a complex, quiet music. In the H...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
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Caption: Common Loon, Credit: Paul Bannick
The call of the Common Loon brings to mind a summer visit to northern lakes with sunny blue skies. A "yodel" call is given by males on their breedi...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
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Caption: New Caledonian Crow
A crow named Betty learned how to take a straight piece of wire and bend one end into a hook. She then used the hooked end to haul a tiny bucket of...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
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Caption: Western Gull, Credit: Byron Chin
Juvenile Glaucous-winged Gulls are taking flight over downtown Seattle. In Chicago, young Ring-billed Gulls are heading for Lake Michigan. And befo...

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  • Added: May 31, 2016
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Caption: Common Loon, Credit: John Dykstra
To hear a Common Loon in the wild during summer, you’ll need to find a northern, freshwater lake where a pair is nesting. But to find that same Com...

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  • Added: May 31, 2016
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Caption: American Robin, Credit: Guy Monte
During the day, an American Robin, a member of the thrush family, sings a lovely, familiar song of rich phrases. But as the sun begins to set, robi...

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  • Added: May 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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