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Big Birding Day

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PBS Premiere: August 23, 2011

Online: Aug. 24, 2011 – Aug. 23, 2015


David Wilson offers a glimpse into the world of competitive birdwatching, as three friends attempt to see as many species as possible in 24 hours. This film will be shown as part of a series of short documentaries on August 23, 2011 along with Six Weeks, Flawed, Tiffany, and the StoryCorps shorts Miss Devine and No More Questions.


TAGS: bird, bird-watching, birding, environment, nature photography

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Film Information

Big Birding Day (12 min.)

Premiere Date: August 23, 2011

Streaming Dates: Aug. 24, 2011 – Aug. 23, 2015

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: David Wilson | Interview


David Wilson
David Wilson

I’m interested in the margins. I think one of the most interesting margins is where I come from, the Midwest — the kinds of stories in the small towns that you don’t often see. You see a lot of stories about New York and Los Angeles, but there’s room to tell these other stories.”

— David Wilson, Filmmaker
Filmmaker Magazine, 2010
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Critical Acclaim

Wilson captures beautiful shots of the Mexico and Oklahoma wilderness while showcasing the enjoyment these friends have doing something they love.”

Filmmaker Magazine, 2010

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