Bird Calls

  • Hosted by Clifford Shackelford

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

Our schedule for future Bird Calls is:
July 18, 2017
Beginning September, 2017, Bird Calls will air monthly.
September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017

November 14, 2017
December 12, 2017

Birding Resources

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Wildscaping page

Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act

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Aired Tuesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took 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 a future 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. Our Next Bird Calls will be on Tuesday, May 20 at 6 p.m.

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Due to a technical problem in tonight's recording we lost 8:57 of tonight's show. The rest is presented here. 

Aired Thursday, December 19 at 6 p.m. Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departmen, took your questionson "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 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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Aired Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took your calls on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. He answered your questions about our avian world at 800-552-8502. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify please send them to Bill Beckett, the host of Bird Calls, and he will send them to Cliff who will research them for the show. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show.

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 Nongame Ornithologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He is the author of over 60 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 7 different Latin American countries, and he and his wife Julie and their 2 young children live in East Texas.

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Aired Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m.  Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took your calls on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. He answered your questions about our avian world. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird you'd like Cliff to research for identity send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu.

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