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This edition: The Secret Routes of Migratory Birds

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First aired: October 20, 2015.

One man leads a group of young geese on their first ever migration in an attempt to discover why fewer birds are making the pilgrimage. This is the story of Christian Moullec, filmmaker and bird obsessive. After he incubates, hatches and raises a flock of geese they imprint upon him, following him wherever he goes. He sets off in on an epic journey in his micro-light to teach the fledging birds to follow their ancient migration path south across Europe. As Christian leads this epic migration across hundreds of miles, he and the birds face constant dangers from attacking eagles to towering wind turbines. Finally after capturing spectacular footage, Christian and the geese complete their journey and he leaves them to their own independent lives as wild animals.

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