Inspiring Landscapes Previous Broadcasts

Episode #56

KQED World: Fri, Jan 5, 2018 -- 4:30 AM

Danger awaits the migratory birds that visit the more than 100 wetland areas of the Sarobetsu Plain in spring. It comes in the form of massive white-tailed sea eagles anxious to feed their chicks.

Episode #55

KQED World: Thu, Jan 4, 2018 -- 4:30 AM

Northern Hokkaido is a vast snowfield in winter with scant food for animals such as the northern red foxes. But the huge white-tailed sea eagles can survive by skilfully fishing in the surging waves.

Episode #54

KQED World: Wed, Jan 3, 2018 -- 4:30 AM

The severe winter conditions on Mt. Tomuraushi (2,141m) include powerful winds, white blizzards, and massive lumps of ice. So why do nutcrackers choose to live here in such a harsh environment?

Episode #50

KQED World: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 -- 4:30 AM

We visit an island filled with extraordinary sights and sounds: rare thrushes singing, woodpeckers drilling holes, endemic jays building their nests early, and tiger butterflies huddled to keep warm.

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