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    Aerial Assassins Premieres on National Geographic

    Ok, so I’m unashamedly promoting my new show on National Geographic WILD in this post. It offers a fantastic insight into the lives of Harris’s Hawks, the Sonoran Desert and its creatures. Please see below for more details.

    The National Geographic WILD TV network is debuting Aerial Assassins, hosted by James Currie on Friday, January 20, 2012. The new hour-long show delves into the Sonoran Desert to track Harris’s Hawks.

    A former wildlife wrangler, Currie also hosts, Nikon’s Birding Adventures TV, the first bird-watching travel show in the US.  James Currie is a native of South Africa; he has led wildlife and bird-watching tours for more than 15 years. His passion for wildlife and traveling has led him all over the world, from the Amazon to Australia and even Madagascar. Currie describes himself as a lifelong “birder,” and feels “truly blessed to be able to do what he loves.” James states, “I am so excited for the premiere of Aerial Assassins and to introduce the world to the Harris’s Hawk, a species that has become popular among birders and others over the past two decades.”

    Like other well-known predators such as lions and wolves, Harris’s Hawks are also fiercely brutal and track prey in packs. James Currie will take the viewer on an adventurous journey through the desert with the hope of witnessing Harris’s Hawks hunting together. Like the aforementioned animals, the birds are unpredictable and there is no guarantee as to where and when the hawks will prey. The viewer will just have to watch and find out.

    Aerial Assassins premieres Friday, January 20th at 10pm EST. It will re-air Saturday, January 21st at 1am EST and Friday, January 27th at 3pm EST. For a preview of the show, please see below:

    Thanks to all the readers for their support and enjoy the show!

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    James Currie

    James Currie

    A life-long birder and native of South Africa, James Currie has many years experience in the birding and wildlife tourism arenas. James has led professional wildlife and birding tours for 15 years and his passion for birding, adventure and remote cultures has taken him to nearly every corner of the globe. He has contributed to several publications, including the acclaimed Southern African Birdfinder and Wildwatch. Currently he hosts and produces the popular adventure birding TV show, Nikon's Birding Adventures, on NBC Sports. James is also the host of the National Geographic show, Aerial Assassins. He immigrated to the United States with his family and resides in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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    • Adam Sell

      Will the whole show be focused upon falconer’s birds? Seems like an excellent show. The “lip smacking and eating” noises when the Harris’s Hawk was feeding was a bit much, but I’ll live :)

    • james currie

      The falconry part is only about 5 minutes of the entire hour long show. It also features great footage of various Sonoran Desert birds.

    • Adam Sell

      Excellent! I look forward to the show, James.

    • http://profile.typepad.com/birding David Hartley

      Just finished watching the show. You’re a great ambassador for the sport! Though the mission was the Harris’s Hawk, I really enjoyed the side story about the Black-chinned Hummingbird with Tom Wood and Sheri Williamson. Your enthusiasm is infectious and I look forward to future episodes. Thanks for posting here!

    • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0162fc1d7c40970d James Currie

      @David Hartley: Thanks so much for your kind comments.

    • Bob Carson

      James,
      Glad the show has aired it is good to see your face again. I’m having a great falconry season wish you were here to fly with us, you would just love it.
      Bob Carson

    • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0162fc1d7c40970d James Currie

      @Bob Carson: Great Bob! Have a wonderful season.

    • http://www.udubrickphotos.com Ursula Dubrick

      I watched Aerial Assassins and was so impressed with James’ enthusiasm and excitement! It was a pleasure to watch someone take such joy in documenting what the Harris Hawks naturally do. I know I’ll be tuning in to watch all of James Curries’ shows! What a great addition to the Nat Geo channel.

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