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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Cliff Shackelford
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Cliff Shackelford

Airs Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 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.

European Starling by James Childress
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European Starling flock calls by Rob van Bemmelen - XC565763
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European Starling begging by Simon Elliott - XC604962

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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.