Ivory-billed Woodpecker

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Cliff Shackelford, the Texas Parks and Wildlife state ornithologist for many years, worked to educate and advocate for conservation of nongame birds. He has had a long interest in the ivory-billed woodpecker in the state. Here he explains how the woodpecker's decline in Texas was at least partly due to people killing it for food, in the days before wildlife was better protected with seasons and bag limits.

Date RecordedJuly 29, 2021
InterviewerDavid Todd
IntervieweeCliff Shackelford
LocationNacogdoches, Texas
Time Code00:48:41