Of all of David Attenborough's famous and fabulous surveys of life, this one on the life of birds is his best -- perhaps because Attenborough loved birds the most. His look at winged creatures is quirky, intelligent, deep, and memorable. It nicely serves as a brilliant short course in ornithology, or as a mesmerizing way to keep restless young tamed for hours because he reveals one amazing thing after another. You can find nature films round the clock on cable; this series is simply in a class by itself, worth re-watching many times. Extreme Birds is how I think of it.
The Life of Birds
1998, 540 min. (3 disc series)
Presented by: David Attenborough