An Original DUCKumentary

About

Ducks are ancient creatures.  True originals, ducks practice habitual lifestyles that have been essential to their evolutionary success for millions of years.  There are more than 120 different species of ducks—many with delightful names like “Buffleheads,” “Shovelers,” and “Woodies” that embody their charming personalities and curious mannerisms.  Despite the glorious display of their iridescent feathers, these webbed-footed waterfowl maintain a reputation for being clumsy and awkward.  But in reality they are surprisingly athletic birds; some have been clocked flying almost 100 mph, allowing them to outpace eagles and hawks.  Ducks have an uncanny knack for survival, and their exuberant behavior never ceases to entertain.  Take to the skies with a flock of green-winged Teal. Watch Wood ducks raise a family. Learn why Goldeneyes head north in the winter.  Each bird is unique, full of surprises, and will leave you eager to learn more.

An Original DUCKumentary airs Wednesday, November 27 at 9pm (check local listings).

Production Credits Print

NARRATED BY
PAUL GIAMATTI

PRODUCED BY
ANN JOHNSON PRUM

WRITTEN BY
JANET HESS

EDITED BY
JIM ISLER

CINEMATOGRAPHY
MATT BRADBURY
MICHAEL MALE
ANN JOHNSON PRUM
ANDREW YOUNG

ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
MARK CARROLL
RHETT TURNER
BRYAN PFEIFFER

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
LENNY WILLIAMS
CHRIS BIONDO

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

SOUND DESIGN
CARMEN BORGIA
MICHAEL CHOBOT
MATT GUNDY

ONLINE EDITOR
DAVID GAUFF

COLOR CORRECTION
JANE TOLMACHYOV

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
RACHAEL TEEL

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
AUGUST PRUM
VERONIKAH RHEA SANFORD

DUCK WRANGLERS
CRYSTAL GAGNON
AL MESSER

STOCK FOOTAGE
BLUE EARTH FILMS
JOEL HEATH
POND5

SPECIAL THANKS
DILLON RIPLEY WATERFOWL TRUST
IAN GEREG

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
SACRAMENTO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
KLAMATH BASIN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
USFWS RAINWATER BASIN WETLAND MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
NEBRASKA GAMES AND PARKS COMMISSION
PROJECT PUFFIN
DUCKS UNLIMITED US
DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA
CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY, MACAULAY LIBRARY
OWEN PRUM
LIAM PRUM
DAN ESLER
FRANK ROHWER
MARK P. VRTISKA
WILLIAM STEELE
BILL PETERSON
DAVE STIMAC
MARCELA LILJESTHROM
HAROLD GREENEY

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

BUDGET CONTROLLER
REKHA MENON

ONLINE EDITOR
PATRICK KRASS

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A PRODUCTION OF CONEFLOWER PRODUCTIONS AND THIRTEEN IN ASSOCIATION WITH WNET

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WEB CREDITS

PRODUCER
KATE FULTON

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
CHIE WITT

INTERNS
MICHAEL FEARON
JAYWON CHOE

DESIGNER
JOY WEEENG

PAGEBUILDING
BRIAN SANTALONE

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
BRIAN LEE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
NICK MILLER

SENIOR DIRECTOR
DANIEL B. GREENBERG