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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: Brown Pelican, Credit: Brent Moore
Originally built as a fortress and military storehouse, Castle Pinckney in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, bore witness to the first shots of th...

  • Added: May 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption:  Barn Swallow, Credit: Jutta Geisler
Barn Swallows have adapted to nesting near people, and build their cup-shaped mud nests in barns or garages, or on protected ledges, often near eac...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Red-tailed Hawk, Credit: Mike Gifford
Red-tailed Hawks are found year ‘round in a wide variety of natural landscapes, from meadows to forest edges, deserts, and canyons. One big reason ...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Swallow drinking, Credit: N Sanchez
Many birds drink while standing — dipping their beaks into a pond or birdbath, taking a beakful, and then tossing their heads back to swallow the w...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Spotted Towhee, Credit: Pat Gaines
Among the most welcome features of spring is the renewal of bird song. Can you imagine a spring without the voices of birds? The silence would -- a...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Two Tanagers
This Scarlet Tanager (R), its cousin the Western Tanager (L), and your latte have a connection. Much of the birds' prime wintering habitat has been...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cooper's Hawk
Peer into the world of birds, and eyes of many different colors peer back. While eye color isn’t tied to one group of birds or another, a common pa...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: ANna's Hummingbird, Credit: Andy Teucher
The spider’s web is an intricate piece of precision engineering. Made from large proteins, it’s sticky, stretchy, and tough. So it’s no surprise th...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Monument to the Gull in Salt Lake City, Credit: Terence Faircloth
All states have an official bird, usually one that's associated with its particular region. Many state birds are quite common, although Hawaii's ch...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Walking on eggshells usually means dealing with something delicate, fragile. But eggs are far from fragile. An egg has to be strong enough to withs...

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