Bird Calls

  • Hosted by Clifford Shackelford

Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department takes your calls and questions about our avian world.  Contact Cliff at  clifford.shackelford@tpwd.texas.gov 

Our schedule for future Bird Calls is:
Beginning September, 2017, Bird Calls will air monthly.

April 10, 2018 - Special Broadcast With Dr. Beverly Burden of What's Bugging You.
May 8, 2018
June 12, 2018
July 10, 2018
August 14, 2018
September 11, 2018

Birding Resources

2017 Bird Count Dates

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Wildscaping page

Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act

Click here full details on each show.

Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for March 20, 2018 - Profile species is the Downy Woodpecker


Airs Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6 p.m This special edition brings together the Forces of Entomology and Ornithology in this special edition of Bird Calls & What’s Bugging You, with Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU Shreveport. They will take your calls about the Avian and Insect worlds on Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m.

Cliff Shackelford
Press Image / Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Airs Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take your 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.eduWe'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in at 800-552-8502 with your questions.

Cliff Shackelford
Press Image / Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Airs Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take your 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. Join us for Bird Calls and call in at 800-552-8502 with your questions.

Cliff Shackelford
Press Image / Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Airs Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take your 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. Join us for Bird Calls and call ina 800-552-8502 with your questions.

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