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Wonders of the West

California Migration (#106)

View migratory birds, learn about the comeback of the California condor and visit a redwood forest. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Uncover some of the most unique people, places and sites that the west has to offer in "Wonders of the West." Join Emmy Award winning producer Brian Wignall, his wife and biologist, Julie Wignall and their daughter Amelia as they explore the natural wonders and mysteries of the American west.

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  • Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park (#101)

    Learn about Yosemite's wildlife from bears to trout fishing and visit a grove of sequoia trees. [26 minutes]

  • Sonoran Desert (#102)

    Learn annual harvest traditions as we prepare fruit with members of the Tohono O'odham nation. [26 minutes]

  • Channel Islands (#103)

    Learn about the animals that inhabit the islands off the coast of California and try surf fishing. [26 minutes]

  • Autumn In Southwestern Utah (#104)

    The vivid colors of fall are at their best in Zion National Park. An archaeological site is visited. [26 minutes]

  • Great Basin (#105)

    Hike with us to the ridge of Wheeler Peak to see the only glacier in the southern United States. [26 minutes]

  • Central New Mexico (#107)

    Witness the amazing flight patterns of migrating snow geese and learn about animal rehabilitation. [26 minutes]

  • Pony Express Territory (#108)

    Celebrate one of the most significant wetlands systems in the West at the Spring Wings Festival. [26 minutes]

  • Cowboy Territory (#109)

    Visit a working cattle ranch and take to the skies at the annual Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival. [26 minutes]

  • Silver Trails Territory (#110)

    Cathedral Gorge, Beaver Dam and Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada are visited. [26 minutes]

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