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 Episode 2: Migration Preview

American Spring LIVE: Episode 2 - Migration

Episode 2: Migration Preview

Breeding and the greening of the landscape are tied to another major spectacle of spring: the mass movements of animals as they take advantage of spring’s bounty. Meet the scientists who track the journeys of animals such as butterflies, birds, bison and bats over vast distances, from winter refuge to spring nesting grounds.

 Facebook Live with Peter Marra

American Spring LIVE: Episode 1 - Birth and Rebirth

Facebook Live with Peter Marra

As another sneak peek into what we can expect during our three-day live broadcast, we connected with migrating bird expert, Peter Marra. Watch to learn more about the process of tracking the birds' migrations and Pete's work with the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

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The Gathering Swarms

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Check out swarm intelligence, essentially a living embodiment of social media in the natural world.

  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.

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Great Zebra Exodus

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One of the greatest migration stories of the natural world, set against the backdrop of one of Africa’s most surreal landscapes. Great Zebra Exodus premieres Wednesday, May 15 at 8/7c on PBS.

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Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears

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The Drakensberg Mountains are Southern Africa's Alps, rising more than 11,000 feet into the sky. But beneath their beauty lies a hostile environment for the creatures that live there. Each spring, drenching rains destroy the grasslands at the base of the mountains, and those who would survive must climb up sheer cliffs, through storms and snow, to reach the carpets of new grass on the plateau.

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Crash: A Tale of Two Species

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This is the story of the fabric of life, and how all species are connected. At its center is the horseshoe crab, a creature that has remained virtually unchanged for eons. Its annual spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird, the red knot. But horseshoe crab numbers are plummeting, and the pyramid depending on this age-old creature is about to come crashing down.