Bird Banding at Caddo Lake



April 10, 2004



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Red-eyed Vireo
photos by Tom Walker



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White-eyed Vireo
photos by Tom Walker



Saturday, April 10, 2004.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Ron Munden of Marshall; Colleen Cookson of Shreveport; True Mann, Andy Riley, Jackson Wyers and Dorothy Metzler of Longview; John and Cindy Bartos of Houston; Carole Ann Boyd and Barbara Hudson of Dallas; Matt and Kay Dunaway of Galveston; Terry Votour of Alvin; Ann Derby of Sugarland; Russell, Jenelle, Ryan, Conner, Breanna and Tara Sellers of Austin. 


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


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was around 65 F, and the afternoon high was approximately 80 F with a light breeze.  The sky was sunny and cloudless until about 11:30 a.m., then cloudy and overcast most of the afternoon. 


Number of Nets:  Fifteen (15) 


Time:  Nets were set up between 8:45 and 9:45 a.m. and closed by 3:45 p.m. 


Next Banding Date:  This was our last banding session of the season.  We plan to resume banding activities next September or October.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)] for the latest information. 




BANDING SUMMARY: (9 species)                      New   Retrap  Unbanded  Total


Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)   0      0        3        3

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   5      0        0        5

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)                   4      0        0        4

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          0      0        2        2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1      1        0        2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           2      0        0        2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)        2      0        0        2

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    9      2        0       11

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          1      3        0        4

Totals:                                           24      6        5       35



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (3 species; 6 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.


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Red-eyed Vireo
photo by Dorothy Metzler

Tufted Titmouse

(Error reading band number) 


White-throated Sparrow

1541-85819 (02-23-2002) 11-16-2002, 12-21-2002

1861-80916 (02-27-2004)


Northern Cardinal

1781-80004 (10-20-2001) 11-3-2001, 3-15-2003

1621-09999 (10-12-2002)

1621-10186 (11-8-2003)



Birds that were seen or heard (28 species observed, including banded species):
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX


Great Egret

Turkey Vulture

Wood Duck 

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

American Crow

Fish Crow

White-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Eastern Bluebird

Carolina Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Barn Swallow (at Hwy 43 bridge)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

American Goldfinch

Pine Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager (m)

Northern Cardinal

Blue Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird


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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

photo by Tom Walker




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