Cliff Shackelford

Host of Bird Calls

Clifford Shackelford is a 7th generation Texan who began bird watching at the age of nine.  He holds both a B.S. and an M.S. degree in biology from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches and has over two decades of experience as a professional biologist. Since 1997 Cliff is has been the statewide Non-game Ornithologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He is the author of over 70 publications on birds and birding and he authored the book Hummingbirds of Texas, published in 2005 by Texas A&M University Press. He has traveled extensively in the Western Hemisphere, collectively he has visited 9 different Latin American countries, and he and his wife Julie and their 2 young children live in East Texas. 

Ways To Connect

Aired Tuesday, July 21, at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show.

Airs Tuesday, May 19, at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will take questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for this show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us Tuesday, March 17, at 6 p.m. for Bird Calls and call in a 800-552-8502 with your questions.

Airs Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will take questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for this show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. for Bird Calls and call in a 800-552-8502 with your questions. 


Airs Tuesday,  September 16 at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will take questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for this show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu and we'll ask Cliff to help identify the bird. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show.

Airs Tuesday,  July 15 at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will take questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for this show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu and we'll ask Cliff to help identify the bird. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show.

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