Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

April 7, 2012



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White-eyed Vireo Dr. Jim Ingold (left) and visitors Brown-headed Cowbird
Photos by Tom Walker, April 7, 2012



Saturday, April 7, 2012:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Gail Masters Karnack; Coleen Cookson Shreveport; Linda Rightsmeier Marshall; Ron Munden Marshall; Beth Honea and son, Nat DeBerry; Charles Steger Atlanta, Texas; John & Cindy Bartos Houston; Barbara Hudson Dallas; Ann Derby Sugarland, TX; Tim Fennell Round Rock; Julia Fennell Harleton; Elizabeth Hendrix Shreveport.

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 51 F and the afternoon high was 77 F.  The sky was sunny with thin high clouds and a small breeze from the south.

Number of Nets:  Eleven (11)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 8:50 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:00 p.m.


Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will be Saturday, May 5, 2012.  Then we will take a break for the summer, and bird banding will resume in the fall.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com]. 



BANDING SUMMARY: (6 species)                           New    Retrap    Total

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   2        0        2

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)          0        1        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           0        1        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    1        5        6

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          0        1        1

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)              2        0        2


Totals                                             5        8       13



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (4 species; 8 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Carolina Chickadee

2540-46556 (01-22-2011) 03-19-2011, 12-30-2011, 03-17-2012


Carolina Wren

2551-29887 (10-08-2011)


White-throated Sparrow

1961-03332 (11-11-2006)

1961-03369 (01-06-2007) 01-27-2007

2251-29931 (02-25-2012)

2251-29932 (02-25-2012)

2251-29934 (02-25-2012)


Northern Cardinal

1621-17165 (10-28-2011)



BIRDS THAT WERE SEEN OR HEARD (including banded species):  16 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Great Blue Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove

Northern Flicker
White-eyed Vireo


Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird


Brown Thrasher
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch





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