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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: Red-billed Quelea, Credit: Johann du Preez
There are an estimated 1.5 billion Red-billed Quelea alive today, making them the most abundant of all wild birds. The sparrow-sized Red-billed Que...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Band-tailed Pigeon, Credit: Paul Bannick
This Band-tailed Pigeon may sound like an owl, but it's a case of mistaken identity. The song of the American Robin could be confused with that of ...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Pileated Woodpecker, Credit: Gregg Thompson
In spring, we often hear woodpeckers hard at work, carving out nest holes in tree trunks. And now that fall has arrived, we may hear that excavatin...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
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Who among us hasn’t almost walked into a glass door? Birds though, especially when migrating, run the risk of colliding with reflective glass in ur...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Yellow-eyed Junco, Credit: Tom Grey
The Dark-eyed Junco is one of the most abundant backyard birds in North America. But it’s not our only junco. In the Southwest, the Yellow-eyed Jun...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Galah/Cockatoo, Credit: New Zealand Ministry
A beautiful Rose-breasted Cockatoo named Harri took the adventure of a lifetime. She set off unseen on a cruise ship from Brisbane, Australia, and ...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Merlin App, Credit: Ellen Blackstone
The Merlin Bird ID smartphone app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a free, easy way to help you identify new birds. The app asks a series of ...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Jessica Meir, Credit: Scripps
The Emperor Penguin is the largest penguin on the planet. It’s also the deepest and longest underwater diver. Biologist Jessica Meir, pictured here...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: American Goldfinch Pair, Credit: Belen Bilgic Schneider
American Goldfinches are one of our most familiar birds, but they lead lives that are anything but ordinary. These birds will sometimes raise two b...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Eastern Phoebe, Credit: Joanne Kamo
The Eastern Phoebe (pictured here) is one of the most familiar flycatchers east of the Rockies. Because the Eastern Phoebe repeats its name when it...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:45