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Cliff Shackelford
Bird Calls

Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford takes your calls and questions about our avian world.  Contact Cliff at redriverradiomail@gmail.com
 
Future episodes:

March 12, 2024 at 6 p.m.
April 9, 2024 at 6 p.m.
May 14, 2024 at 6 p.m.
June 11, 2024 at 6 p.m.

Birding Resources

Do winter storms kill birds? Presentation to the Travis Audubon Society
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIaqByMqwWA

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

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

  • Host Cliff Shackelford will be joined this week by previous guest, Alix Matthews, PhD in Molecular Biosciences at Arkansas State University and Visiting Instructor of Biology at Rhodes College.
  • Join us Tuesday January 9th at 6 PM for the next episode of Bird Calls. Cliff will be profiling the Eastern Towhee plus taking your calls live on the air at 1-800-552-8502.
  • Join Cliff and guest Dean Demarest with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as they celebrate the 100th Episode of Bird Calls. They will be profiling the Wilson's Snipe and taking your Calls at 1-800-552-8502. Bird Calls, December 12 @ 6 PM on Red River Radio.
  • Join Cliff Shackelford as he and guest, Madge Lindsay discuss your favorite topic, birds! Cliff will be profiling the Cliff Swallow this week. Call in with questions at 1-800-552-8502.
  • Cliff Shackelford hosts this monthly program, featuring live callers with questions about the bird life in our region. The Bird profile for this month is the Common Grackle. He will take your calls at 1-800-552-8502.
  • Join host Cliff Shackelford with Pauline Tom Tuesday, September 12th at 6 pm as they enlighten you on the ever-popular Eastern Bluebird. They will have a phone bank ready and eager to take your calls at 1-800-552-8502.
  • Join Cliff for Bird Calls on August 15. His guest will be returning from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY who will discuss various online apps designed to help observers with their bird sightings. They will be profiling the Eastern Kingbird. The photo was snapped by James Childress.
  • Join Cliff Shackelford Tuesday, July 11 at 6 PM as he discusses binoculars and spotting scopes. He will be profiling the Gray Catbird. Volunteers will take your calls at 1(800)552-8502.
  • Join Ornithologist Shackelford with in-studio guest, Charlotte Henley from the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin as they discuss zoo animals and zoo keeping. The profile species this week is the Summer Tanager. They will take your calls at (800) 552-8502. June 13, 2026 at 6 p.m.
  • Host Cliff Shackelford will be joined this week by Alix Matthews, PhD Candidate in Molecular Biosciences at Arkansas State University. They will take your calls and questions at 1-800-552-8502. The Profile Species this week is the Cedar Waxwing. Tune in May 9th at 6 PM for a show you don't want to miss!