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Jeremy Torrance web producer Jeremy Torrance web producer | 11:19 UK time, Monday, 20 September 2010

We've been keeping you updated with all the latest bird migration news from the UK but there are many species that migrate and many struggles that they face as these clips from our achive show.

At this time of year Atlantic salmon take on the perilous journey swimming up river to lay their eggs. Bill Oddie investigates their struggles in Bill Oddie Goes Wild

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For Nature's Calendar Chris Packham visits Portland Bill, a service station on the ornithological motorway of migration across the channel.

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Steve finds out how migrating swifts manage to sleep when spending so much time in the air in Steve Leonard's Extreme Animals.

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Bill's favourite bird is also preparing for its mammoth migration to South Africa. Swallows are accustomed to flying several hundred miles a day as we learn in Bill Oddie Goes Wild.

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