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 


October 12, 2021, at 6 p.m.
November 9, 2021, at 6 p.m.
December 14, 2021, at 6 p.m.
January 11, 2022, at 6 p.m.
February 8, 2022, at 6 p.m.
March 8, 2022, at 6 p.m.

Birding Resources

Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist: Your Guide to Listening by Donald Kroodsma

Eagle Nest Cam YouTube

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Wildscaping page

Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act

Extinct Ivory Billed Woodpecker - Chasing a Ghost - Texas Parks & Wildlife
Credit Texas Parks & Wildlife Department / Texas Parks & Wildlife Department/Used by Permission

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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Our profile species is the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


Cliff Shackelford
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Airs Tuesday, September 14, 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.

Cliff Shackelford
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Airs Tuesday, August 17, 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.

Cliff Shackelford
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Airs Tuesday, July 13, 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.

Cliff Shackelford
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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.

Cliff Shackelford
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Airs Tuesday, May 11, 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.

Cliff Shackelford and Dr. Beverly Burden
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Airs Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 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
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Airs Tuesday, March 9, 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.

Cliff Shackelford
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  Airs Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 6 p.m.  ** Possible Weather Delay For This Show **
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
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Airs Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 6 p.m. Due to illness, Bird Calls has been postponed until Tuesday, January 26th 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.

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