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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: Northern Flicker, Credit: Mike Hamilton
Have you ever watched ducks walking around in freezing temperatures and wondered why their feet don't freeze? And how do birds, including this Nort...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Common Raven, Credit: Richard Wesley
For birds and other animals with good natural insulation, winter provides a striking benefit as they scavenge. Bacteria function very slowly or not...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Common Loon, Credit: Matthew Studebaker
By December, an array of diving birds that nested at far northern latitudes are wintering on temperate waters across the continent. If we could wat...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: House Finches, Credit: Larry Selman
House Finches are evolving rapidly and visibly. In 1941, some captive House Finches from California escaped near NYC. They spread rapidly and are n...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Golden-crowned Kinglet, Credit: Joanne Kamo
By the time November rolls around, the bird songs of summer can seem a distant memory. But there’s always something to listen for. Small birds like...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Atlantic Puffins, Credit: Steve Garvey
What does relocating Caspian Terns from an island in the Columbia River have to do with luring Short-tailed Albatrosses away from an active volcano...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Black-capped Chickadee, Credit: Denny Mont
As the colder months arrive, birds that remain in northern climates face the harsh realities of staying warm and finding food. Some birds approach ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Black-backed Woodpecker, Credit: Mike Laycock
Forest fires have profound effects on birds and other wildlife — for better or worse. High-intensity fires often decimate habitat. But low-intensit...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and WUTC


  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Red-Eyed Vireo, Credit: Laura Erickson
A typical songbird belts out its song between 1,000 and 2,500 times per day. Even though most bird songs last only a few seconds, that's a lot of w...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dunlins, Credit: Nick Saunders
In a dramatic and sometimes deadly aerial ballet, a Peregrine Falcon dives on a flock of Dunlins. Seeking escape, the shorebirds flash white and da...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:45