Bird Banding at Caddo Lake



May 4, 2002



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Black-throated Green Warbler photo by Tom Walker 04-May-02 Wilson's Warbler photo by Tom Walker 04-May-02 Indigo Bunting photo by Tom Walker 04-May-02
Black-throated Green Warbler (female)  Wilson's Warbler (male) Indigo Bunting (female)
Photos by Tom Walker



Saturday, May 4, 2002.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Hazel Bluhm, Jeffrey Keller and Tom Walker of Jefferson; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Barbara Hudson, Carole Ann and Carolyn Boyd of Dallas; Nancy Menasco, Jerry Bertrand, Lily Poole, Shirley Huss from the Shreveport area; and Dr. Jack & Mary Jane Sanders of Caddo Lake.


Location:  The activities took place just west of Caddo Lake in Marion County on Boots Walker Road (near Jefferson, Texas).


Weather Conditions:  Heavy overcast in the morning and partly cloudy by early afternoon.  The temperatures began in the 60's and afternoon high reached the mid-70's.


Time:  We began putting up nets at 8:15 a.m. and they were down by 3:45 p.m. 


Number of Nets:  12 


Special Note:   The Wilson's and Black-throated Green Warblers were new species for our Caddo Lake banding list.  


Next Banding Date:  Bird banding activities at this location will be suspended for the summer and will not resume again until October.   



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Ruby-throated Hummingbird photo by Tom Walker 04-May-02

Wilson's Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Photos by Tom Walker


For Jerry Bertrand's photos of resuscitation of this hummingbird,
go to Hummer Rescue on the Shreveport Bird Study Group's website. 



Banding Summary:  (12 species)                          New  Retrap  Unbanded  Total

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)         0      0       2       2
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                         0      3       0       3
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)                         1      0       0       1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)                 0      0       3       3
Gray Catbird (Dumatella carolinensis)                    1      0       0       1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica Virens)          1      0       0       1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)                 3      0       0       3
Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)                      1      0       0       1
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)                    0      0       2       2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)                    1      0       0       1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)                2      2       0       4
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                        3      1       0       4
Totals                                                  13      6       7      26



History of Retraps ~ 3 species; 6 individuals:
(Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.)


White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
1990-28206 (04-14-2001) 04-06-2002
1990-28207 (04-14-2001) 05-08-2001
2160-80847 (04-03-1999) 04-14-2001, 05-08-2001, 04-13-2002


Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 
1651-44653 (10-02-1999)


Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 
8001-47839 (01-06-2001) 02-03-2001, 03-17-2001, 04-01-2001, 04-14-2001
8081-89147 (10-02-1999) 10-20-1999, 03-03-2000, 12-20-2000



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):
(38 Species Observed  ~ Walker Family Farm, Marion County, Texas )


Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black Vulture (on Hwy 43 by JLI)
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl (heard after dark)
Chuck-will's-widow (heard after dark)
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Fish Crow

Carolina Chickadee


Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
(1 female banded + 1 adult male in pecan trees at house)
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Wilsonís Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird






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