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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Cliff Shackelford
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Cliff Shackelford

Airs Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 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.

Pine Warbler by James Childress
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James Childress
Our Profile species is the Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler by Robert Benson XC211128

Chay submitted

James Ellender  - Trail Camera on 7/17/20 outside Calion, AR.
Credit James Ellender - Trail Camera on 7/17/20 outside Calion, AR. / Red River Radio
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James Ellender submitted from a Trail Camera on 7/17/20 outside Calion, AR.

Mystery Audio sumitted by Karen Gibson with this question:  "from Vernon Parish...appx. 930-1000pm...3 weeks ago.. we have 2 ponds by us. Never heard this before and haven't heard it again. Can you help? "

Karen Gibson submitted some mystery audio

Several Birds recorded at Wal-Mart in Shreveport by Bill Beckett
Cardinal audio recorded in Fairfield neighborhood of Shreveport by Bill Beckett

Cliff 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 three decades of experience as a professional biologist. For over 2 decades Cliff was the statewide Non-game Ornithologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He is the author of over 90 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, having bird watched in 9 different Latin American countries. He and his wife Julie and their 2 young children live in East Texas.