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Cliff Shackelford

Cliff Shackelford

Host of Bird Calls

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 state 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 children live in East Texas.