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Inside Science: Zoology


Close-up on Warblers

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Birding fans are familiar with year-round feathered friends such as northern cardinals and blue jays, but there’s a secret world of neotropical birds that temporarily make their home in North America. Migrating hundreds of miles overnight, these warblers look for any suitable habitat to drop into as dawn approaches. Join naturalist Matt Felperin to learn more about why these birds undertake such a dangerous journey, how to find them in the wild—and enjoy some fantastic warbler photographs.


What an Owl Knows: New Insights into the World’s Most Enigmatic Birds

Monday, June 26, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

With their forward gaze and quiet flight, owls are often a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, and foresight. But what does an owl really know? And what do we really know about owls? Jennifer Ackerman, author of the New York Times bestseller The Genius of Birds, pulls back the curtain on the nature of the world’s most enigmatic birds as she explores the rich biology and natural history of owls and examines remarkable new scientific discoveries about their brains and behavior.


Why Do Predators Matter?

Monday, July 17, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET

Sometimes scary but always intriguing, the world’s top predators also are quite necessary. Robert Johnson, a wildlife specialist and conservationist; Sharon Gilman, a biology professor specializing in vertebrates and science education; and Dan Abel, a marine science professor and shark specialist, share facts and tell stories about these fearsome and often misunderstood animals.