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Summer Tanager

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Summer Tanager

Bird Banding
at Caddo Lake

May 8, 2001

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Indigo Bunting (female) Magnolia Warbler (fem) Common Yellowthroat (male) Yellow-breasted Chat
Photos by Dorothy Metzler.


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Indigo Bunting (male) American Redstart (fem) Hairy Woodpecker (male) Hairy Woodpecker
Photos by Dorothy Metzler.


Tuesday, May 8, 2001.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Dorothy Metzler of Longview, Carolyn and Dickie Luce of Mooringsport, and Tom Walker of Jefferson.

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

Weather conditions:  Cloudy but warm.

Time:  Started at 8:15 a.m. and ended at 2:00 p.m. CDT.

Number of Nets: 10

Special Notes:  A total of 21 birds were caught (13 new birds; 6 retraps; 2 unbanded).  This is the latest we have ever banded at this location in the spring.  As a result, we caught late migrants and summer species we had not caught before.

Virtually all the winter birds were gone.

We do not band hummingbirds.

Next banding dateFall 2001.


Banding Summary:  (10 Species)                New   Retraps   Unbanded   Total

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)                    2        2
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)             1                           1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                         4                   4
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)         1                           1
Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia)            1                           1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)          1                           1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)         1                           1
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)            4       1                   5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)                1                   1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                4                           4
Totals:                                         13       6         2       21

List of Retraps (3 species; 6 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses. Retrap dates not including 05-08-2001.

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
2160-80847 (04-03-1999) 04-14-2001
1990-28070 (04-15-2000) 04-22-2000
1990-28073 (04-22-2000)
1990-28207 (04-14-2001)

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
1521-67855 (04-22-2000)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
8001-47894 (02-03-2001) 04-14-2001

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species)
34 Species Observed  ~ 08-May-01
Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas
Abbreviations:  /b = banded; /r = retrapped; /h = heard only; /m = male; /f = female; /p = photographed.

Great Blue Heron
Black Vulture              7
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk               /h
Mourning Dove              2
Chuck-will's-widow            /h
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2  (captured, released unbanded)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker           1  /b/m/p
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher      /h
White-eyed Vireo           4  /r
Red-eyed Vireo                /h
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren              1  /b
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing              5
Magnolia Warbler           2  /b/p (Female banded. Male was
                           seen several yards from netted female, but not captured.)

Pine Warbler                  /h
American Redstart          1  /b/f/p
Common Yellowthroat        1  /b/m/p
Yellow-breasted Chat       5  /b/r/p (One was retrapped.)
Summer Tanager                /b/m/p

Lincoln's Sparrow          1         (captured, escaped)
Northern Cardinal          1  /r
Indigo Bunting             4  /b/m/f/p
Brown-headed Cowbird




Report compiled and written by Tom Walker.  Copyright 2001-2005.  All rights reserved.  All material on this Web site is intended only for the personal information, education, and enjoyment of visitors to this Web site and may not be reproduced or published elsewhere without permission of the respective author or photographer.  Page last updated:  May 21, 2011 .


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