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Kestrel's Eye - Life from a Bird's Perspective
Kestrel's Eye is unlike any nature film you've ever seen. Filmed over several years, it is a wonder-filled portrait of a family of kestrels (European falcons) who live in a church tower above a small Swedish town. The amazing cinematography,…
Bluebird Man
Bluebird Man is a half hour documentary film about bluebird conservation and citizen science. The film focuses on the efforts of 91-year-old Alfred Larson, who has been monitoring and maintaining over 300 nestboxes for bluebirds in Idaho for 35 years.…
The Messenger - An Ode to the Imperiled Songbird
Su Rynard's wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount…
Big Birds Can't Fly
Part of the Series: Nature
PBS
The ostrich, the emu, and the rhea-together with the kiwi and the cassowary-are the court jesters of the avian world, because they can't do the one thing that birds are famous for doing. They can't fly. But exactly how, and…
Plight of the Grassland Birds
Part of the Series: Counting on Birds
PBS
Journey to the North American fields and meadows that are home to grassland birds. Host Willem Lange talks to those in the United States, Canada, and Mexico who are concerned about the birds' decline, and are trying to reverse this…
Journey of the Broad-Winged Hawk
Part of the Series: Counting on Birds
PBS
Every year, broad-winged hawks embark on a 4,500-mile journey from New Hampshire to South America. Trace the incredible migratory route of these magnificent birds and see the connections they make with people throughout their ambitious journey.
Saving Songbirds
Part of the Series: Counting on Birds
PBS
The population of many migratory songbirds is on the decline, but many dedicated people are trying to save them, including researchers who employ creative means to assess the health of bird populations, and school children in Vermont who are trying…
Bird Tales
Part of the Series: Counting on Birds
PBS
Why are people so devoted to birds? Meet a variety of bird enthusiasts, including a 16-year-old artist whose work features birds, a birdsong expert, children in Nicaragua and Washington D.C. who are part of a migratory bird education and conservation…
Counting on Birds
Part of the Series: Counting on Birds
PBS
More than a century ago, ornithologist Frank Chapman redirected a Christmas-time tradition of revelers shooting birds to a new holiday recreation: counting birds instead. Now join the annual bird count, the longest-running wildlife census in the world.
The Unnatural History of the Kakapo
Once thought extinct, the Kakapo are now the world's rarest and strangest wild parrot -- a flightless, nocturnal bird with an odd mating call. With a lifespan up to 120 years, the Kakapo were one of the most widespread birds…
Return Flight: Restoring the Bald Eagle to the Channel Islands
For millennia, the bald eagle was an important avian predator in the Channel Islands just off the coast of Southern California. Then in the early 1960's the bald eagles disappeared entirely due to egg collecting, hunting, and extensive DDT contamination.…
Birders: The Central Park Effect
Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan's celebrated patch of green, and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. Author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone…
Little Miss Dewie - A DUCKumentary
Little Miss Dewie: A Duckumentary is a documented story of compassion and humanity caught in action. What started out as a few hours of time to help an orphaned duck led to a journey to find the right home for…
Toucans in the wild
Wall-to-wall Toucans! These birds are known and loved for their immense celebrated beaks. Travel beyond the imaginary world of cereal-boxed Toucan Sam, and witness real Toucans in the wild. Watch Channel-Billed Toucans, Groove-Billed Toucans, Guianan Toucanets and Black Aracaris as…
Birds and Billabongs
A record from the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition lead by anthropologist Charles P Mountford that explores the abundant birdlife and waterways of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. Thousands of birds from around the world find sanctuary in…
Bridget Stutchbury: Silence of the Songbirds
Interview with Bridget Stutchbury, a scientist who studies songbird migration, behaviour and social life. She analyzes what their songs mean, and how these tiny creatures make their way from as far south as Uruguay, to as far north as the…
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
In a celebration of urban wildness, THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL follows formerly homeless street musician Mark Bittner into San Francisco's avian subculture, where a remarkable flock of wild green-and-red parrots live and work to survive. Dubbed the "Bohemian…
Stunning Hummingbirds
"More than 5 years of behavioral research and field work has led to this extraordinary documentary that contains the most striking features of of hummingbirds. recordings in high-definition video in Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. Over…
Ahmed And The Return Of The Arab Phoenix
Shot around the Palmyra oasis, Syria. Despite its bad reputation in the international press, the Syrian government is very much involved in the effort of protecting its natural heritage. This is the story of a handful of visionary men who…
Attenborough's Giant Egg
BBC
In 1961, David Attenborough was handed a very special memento while filming in Madagascar: egg fragments belonging to the largest ever bird. Now, he returns to the island and asks whether it holds the clue to saving the country's remaining…