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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: Mallard, Credit: D. Beyett
Even though it’s been known for many years that birds spit out caterpillars they find repellent, little research has been devoted to birds’ sense o...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Peregrine Falcon Mother, Credit: Ruth Taylor
Avian motherhood is a mixed bag. Peregrine Falcon mothers share duties fairly equally with Peregrine dads. At the other end of the spectrum is the ...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rufous Humminbird Nest, Credit: James Prudente
The nest-building skills of the female Rufous Hummingbird are amazing. She first weaves a cup of soft, fluffy plant material, then envelops it with...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Crow with Crab, Credit: John Marzluff
Evolutionary time is long — the earliest ancestors of birds emerged around 50 million years ago. Against that yardstick, the length of time humans ...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anna's Hummingbird, Credit: Michelle Lamberson
Hoping to attract hummingbirds to your yard or balcony? One way is to grow native plants. Native plants provide cover, and they offer nectar in spr...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Northern Mockingbird, Credit: Aaron Maizlish
Mockingbirds, masters of mimicry, are prone to ramble on and on. Sometimes they even sing at night. Thomas Jefferson kept Northern Mockingbirds in ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • 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 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Rock Pigeon, Credit: Mark Coates
Rock Pigeons are one of the most common urban birds. But why do we never see baby pigeons? Some baby birds - like down-covered ducks, geese, and ch...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Western Screech-Owl, Credit: Steve Metz
Today marks the Vernal Equinox. And birds are singing in the new season. Listen to the sounds of the Greater Prairie-Chicken, Limpkin, Vesper Sparr...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Yellow Warbler, Credit: Danielle T
Emily Dickinson: "The Birds begun at Four o'clock..." As the first rays of sunlight fill the trees on a spring morning, a symphony of birdsong erup...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1