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The Creature Show: Birds of May 2017

On the sandy beaches of the Delaware Bay, in New Jersey, a visitor arrives each May from the southernmost tip of South America. Name: Calidris canutus rufa. The rufa red knot. For two crucial weeks, the birds gorge on the eggs of horseshoe crabs as they refuel for the next leg of their journey to the Arctic. The problem is, horseshoe crab eggs are nowhere near as plentiful as they once were... Directed by Jared Flesher, Running time: 28 minutes

The Creature Show: Birds of May