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  North America | Full Episode

Earthflight: North America

North America | Full Episode

Snow geese, pelicans, and bald eagles fly over the Great Plains, the Grand Canyon, Alaska, New York City and the Golden Gate Bridge as they encounter and engage with bears, dolphins, bison, and spawning fish. EARTHFLIGHT invites us to see the world from a bird's perspective with state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques that take viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure.

  Bird Superfood
Bird Superfood

Migrating from South Africa, a flock of Sand Martins feed on mayflies along the river banks of Hungary. The insects provide an abundance of food for the large populations of birds nesting near the water. In this scene from EARTHFLIGHT: Europe, Sand Martins glide just above the water's surface, catching ...

  Starling Aerial Acrobatics
Starling Aerial Acrobatics

Each winter evening, attracted by the heat of the city, 5 million starlings stream into Rome. Before the birds roost, their maneuvers create mesmerizing aerial displays. These flying formations help the starlings confuse an attacking peregrine falcon. To achieve synchronicity, each bird shadows seven of its nearest neighbors. Their reflexes ...

  Cape Gannets and the Great Sardine Run
Cape Gannets and the Great Sardine Run

In this scene from EARTHFLIGHT: Africa, Cape gannets fly off the coast of South Africa in search of the great sardine run, the biggest fish migration in the world. The birds dive into the ocean to feast as the dolphins, also on the hunt, push the sardines toward the water's ...

  Pelicans and Whales

Earthflight: North America

Pelicans and Whales

In this scene from EARTHFLIGHT: North America, a flock of brown pelicans fly over the Pacific in search of fish. Juvenile brown pelicans, born in the warm waters of Baja California, follow their elders north, as they soar above a pod of breaching humpback whales.

 Interview with EARTHFLIGHT Filmmaker John Downer
Interview with EARTHFLIGHT Filmmaker John Downer

Independent producer John Downer, who started his professional life with the world-renowned BBC Natural History Unit, pioneered many of the spectacular techniques now commonplace in wildlife filmmaking. Recently, he answered questions about the six-part mini-series, EARTHFLIGHT, which begins September 4, 2013 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local ...

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Earthflight: North America

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What would it be like to see the world from a bird’s perspective? Sophisticated camera techniques take viewers on an aerial adventure over six continents.

  Alongside Greylag Geese

Attenborough's Life Stories: Understanding the Natural World

Alongside Greylag Geese

Sir David Attenborough accompanies an imprinted family of Greylag geese in flight. "Attenborough's Life Stories: Understanding the Natural World" premieres January 30 at 8/7c (check local listings).