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Caption: Demoiselle Crane, Credit: Vincent Van Dam
There are fifteen species of cranes across the globe, found everywhere but Antarctica and South America. During the winter, cranes forage and rest ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
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Tony Angell, along with Professor John Marzluff of the University of Washington, wrote the book, Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Th...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Northern Cardinal, Credit: Jeff Rogerson
The annual Great Backyard Bird Count, February 16-19, 2018, is sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Birdwatchers across the country count b...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Snowy Owl, Credit: Gregg Thompson
Do Snowy Owls hunt during the day or at night? As they are normally arctic birds, Snowy Owls are adapted to hunt both during the long hours of summ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
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What does it take to record the world’s birds? Public radio's BirdNote and Cornell Lab of Ornithology producer and photographer Gerrit Vyn take you...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 07:58
Caption: Pelican Feathers, Credit: M Kuhn
A single Canada Goose has between 20 and 25 thousand feathers. Some are designed to help the bird fly or shed water. Many are the short, fluffy kin...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: American Robin, Credit: Steve Shelasky
Have you ever seen a bird foraging in the rain and wondered why it isn't soaked to the bone? While every bird wears one feather coat, different kin...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Dunlin, Credit: Alberto
When birds like these Dunlin form flocks, each individual is less likely to be captured by a predator. Some shorebirds that forage with their heads...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Finches at a feeder, Credit: Mike Hamilton
A tube of black oil sunflower seeds isn’t “natural”…and neither is a suet cake. Yet as soon as you hang them up, the neighborhood birds, like these...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Anna's Hummingbird, Credit: Mike Carroll
Have you wondered about the right time to remove your hummingbird feeders during fall? Consider leaving your feeders hanging for a week or two afte...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Citizen Birders, Credit: Scott More
During late December, birders go out counting every bird that hops, swims, flies, or soars into view, as they have for more than 100 years. Audubon...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Short-toed Snake-Eagle, Credit: Yoel Ronen
When a soaring Snake-Eagle spots a delicious snake, it swoops down, grabs it with its talons, then tears off the snake’s head. Still on the wing, i...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Meet 17-year-old Elisa Yang. She’s the founder and president of the California Young Birders Club., Credit: Shahla Farzan
Today we’re taking you back to high school, to meet some teenage birders. They’re a species rarely seen in the wild. It’s kind of hard to be a t...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 12:19
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Birds brighten our lives. They connect us with nature. But sometimes they connect us a bit too directly with nature. Park under the wrong tree - wh...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Elisa Yang, Teen Birder, Credit: Shahla Farzan
Elisa Yang, a teenage birder, couldn’t find a young birder group anywhere in California -- so she created her own. In the San Bernardino National F...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Great Horned Owl, Credit: Bill Weaver
Some owls, like Barred Owls and Great Horned Owls, live in the city. As hunters, they find a lot to eat in the city — like rats or squirrels! Both ...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: Song Sparrow, Credit: Regina Kreger
To help backyard birds through the winter, do less. Leave the leaves or rake them under plantings. The tasty insects and spiders underneath will be...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vampire Ground Finch, Credit: Charles Davies
Vampire Ground-Finches menace their victims in broad daylight, stabbing holes in their flesh, then devouring the blood. During the dry season, when...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: American Robin, Credit: Tom Grey
Autumn brings robins to feed on tree fruit and berries. Are the robins you see now the same robins that you saw in your garden last summer? Some ro...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2