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NOVA; Bird Brain: The Mystery of Bird Navigation


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Series
NOVA
Program
Bird Brain: The Mystery of Bird Navigation
Program Number

108

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

Birds migrate in search of perpetual summer, sometimes traveling as much as 20,000 miles every year. NOVA shows using radar to track and identify migrating birds that travel at night can aid meteorologists, in choosing routes that avoid bad weather, how birds navigate and make the best use of prevailing winds.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Bird Brain: The Mystery of Bird Navigation,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8046B8CCD5724AA88DE7FEE5916C39C1.
MLA: “NOVA; Bird Brain: The Mystery of Bird Navigation.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8046B8CCD5724AA88DE7FEE5916C39C1>.
APA: NOVA; Bird Brain: The Mystery of Bird Navigation. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8046B8CCD5724AA88DE7FEE5916C39C1
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