Season 4, Episode 7 Bye, Bye, Blackbird

First Aired: March 2, 1977

"Bye Bye Blackbird" focuses on the mass roosting of blackbirds throughout the South every winter. The program examines why the birds gather by the millions in states like Arkansas, Louisiana and Kentucky; their threat to crops; how bird droppings harbor diseases such as histoplasmosis; and ways used to control the creatures.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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