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Beautiful collection of bird films
on December 14, 2012
This worldwide collection of bird films features the avian life from countries such as Spain, France, Kenya, Australia, the United States and others. Although it is advertised as a collection of films, some of the material was completed on video and then transferred to DVD. There is much beautiful photography in the films and the films and the video closeups of the species are quite attractive. These are fine documentaries with a much information about the ecology of the regions in which the birds live. Some of the birds included are eagles of the Iberian peninsula of Spain, the Cassowary of Australia, hummingbirds in North America, and the quelea, which has caused many problems in Africa by its overpopulation and damage to crops. The "Wild Wings" program, hosted and narrated by Marty Stouffer, is also included in the "Wild America Specials" collection, available here at Amazon. It is such an excellent documentary that one can easily see why it was chosen for this world class collection of birds. The narration of most of the films is quite appealing and easy to understand. This set would make a fine gift for bird lovers of all ages.
Perhaps too much packaging was used in this collection. The entire series could probably have been recorded on two or three DVD's instead of eight, making the package much smaller and using less plastic and cardboard. This would lessen the impact of the product's manufacture on the environment. However, I was pleased with the low price of the item, which will encourage more people to buy fine natural history films for their entertainment and educational value-- especially when they are so inexpensive.