Bird Banding at Caddo Lake



March 16, 2002



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Gathered at banding table; photo by Dorothy Metzler 16Mar02

Gathered at banding table; photo by Dorothy Metzler 16Mar02

Field Sparrow photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02.

Dr. Ingold, Tom Walker and  visitors gathered
at banding table.  Photos by Dorothy Metzler.

Field sparrow
Photo by Tom Walker



White-throated Sparrow photo byTom Walker 27-Dec-01.
White-throated Sparrow

Winter Wren

Winter Wren

Photos by Tom Walker



Saturday, March 16, 2002.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Diane Jones of Jonesville, Dorothy Metzler of Longview, Dr. Jack and Mary Jane Sanders of Karnack, Paul & Carole Fortune of Karnack, John Fortune of Madisonville, Kathy Keller of Austin, and Tom Walker of Jefferson. 


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


Weather Conditions:  Heavy clouds with occasional light sprinkles; morning low of 53 F. and afternoon high in the mid 50's.


Time:  approximately 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Number of Nets:  13 




Banding Summary:  (8 species)                                New      Retrap     Total


Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)                   1         0          1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)                1         0          1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                        0         1          1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                        4         1          5
Song Sparrow (
Melospiza melodia)                        0         2          2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)        34         4         38
Dark-eyed Junco  (Junco hyemalis)                       1         2          3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)               8         2         10

Totals                                                 49        12         61



History of Retraps ~ 6 species; 12 individuals:
(Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.)


Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

902-62995 (12-27-01) 02-23-2002


Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla )

1990-28188 (03-17-01) 03-31-01


Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Northern Cardinal photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02.
Northern Cardinal
photo by Tom Walker

1521-68032 (11-17-01)

1521-68059 (02-02-02)


White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

1521-68068 (02-02-02) 02-23-02

1521-68077 (02-02-02)

1541-85816 (02-23-02)

1541-85834 (02-23-02)


Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

1990-28221 (12-27-01) 02-02-02

1990-28231 (02-02-02)


Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

1621-09911 (12-18-01)

1621-09920 (12-27-01)



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


Turkey Vulture
Wood Duck
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren

Winter Wren 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher 
Cedar Waxwing
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
Dark-eyed Junco 
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch




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