14 May No Comments Thomas Whetten Southwest , ,

About a year and half ago I worked with The Discovery Channel’s crew as they filmed a segment on Sandhill cranes in the Desert for their new eight part series, “NORTH AMERICA.”

The world premier of this series is Sunday, May 19th, 2013 9pm Arizona time on The Discovery Channel.  For a first look click on:   Discovery Channel’s “NORTH AMERICA”

My work with “The Discovery Channel” included guiding the crew to sites where cranes roost, including Twin and Cochise lakes both in Willcox, and to two wildlife areas owned by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Crane Lake and Whitewater Draw.  For more information about these birding sites and Arizona’s premier winter birding festival visit Wings Over Willcox.com

The crew used the Dos Cabezas Bed & Breakfast located in historic Dos Cabezas Arizona www.doscabezasretreat.com as their base of operation during filming as it put them in the heart of crane country.  According to owner Jon Samuelson, “they would leave at 3:00am, film all day, get back around 7 or 8 at night just to obtain a few minutes of usable footage each day.”

This seven part series took five years to complete and will air on Sunday nights beginning May 19th, 2013 on The Discovery Channel.

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