Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

May 20, 2006



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Red-eyed Vireo Northern Cardinal 1st year female Indigo Bunting male
Photos by Tom Walker, May 20, 2006



Kentucky Warbler Kentucky Warbler Yellow-breasted Chat
Photos by Tom Walker, May 20, 2006



Summer Tanager
2nd year male
Summer Tanager
2nd year male
Summer Tanager female Summer  Tanager female
Photos by Tom Walker, May 20, 2006



Saturday, May 20, 2006:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson and Paul Miliotis of Karnack.


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 66 F and the afternoon high was 91 F.

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12).


Time:  We began putting up nets at 8:30 a.m. and they were all closed by 5:00 p.m. 


Next Banding Dates:  This was our last day of banding until next fall.  We generally resume banding in 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  Total


Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)                3      0      3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                  2      0      2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)            2      0      2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)        2      1      3
Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus)           1      0      1
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)           4      0      4
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)                  3      0      3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)       4      3      7
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)               3      0      3


Totals                                         24      4     28



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (2 species; 4 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Carolina Wren
1961-03107 (05-06-2005)

Northern Cardinal
8001-47838 (01-06-2001)
1621-16724 (03-12-2005)
1621-16736 (04-09-2005)



Birds Observed (seen, heard or banded):  23 Species ~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Great-crested Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Pine Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird





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