Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

December 30, 2011



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Eastern Bluebird (male) Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male) Hermit Thrush Chipping Sparrow
Photos by Tom Walker, December 30, 2011




Saturday, December 30, 2011:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Charles Steger of Atlanta, TX; Clifton Trusty and children, Kyle and Raven of Grand Prairie; Richard LeTourneau of Hallsville; Lee Fowler of Amarillo; Carol Walliser of Edom, TX; Carol Pace of Marshall; Michael & Mary Scott and daughter, Kaitlynn of League City, TX; John Boigk of Kilgore; Karen Morrie and daughter, Katy of Jefferson; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Zac Burson of Bossier City, LA; Larry Wayne Schultz of Austin; and Donna Schultz of Washington, Pennsylvania.


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 38 F and the afternoon high reached 65 F.  It was mostly sunny and there was very little wind.

Number of Nets:  Ten (10)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:15 a.m. and all nets were closed by 5:20 p.m.

Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will be in January.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com]. 



BANDING SUMMARY: (10 species)                     New    Retrap    Total


Carolina Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)          0       1        1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1       0        1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           1       0        1

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)                   1       0        1

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  1       0        1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              1       1        2

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                    2       0        2

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)   13       2       15

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   3       0        3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          7       3       10


Totals                                            30       7       37 



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (4 species; 7 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

Carolina Chickadee

2540-46556 (01-22-2011) 03-19-2011


Chipping Sparrow

2440-11491 (????)


White-throated Sparrow

2251-29839 (02-19-2011)

2251-29890 (11-19-2011)


Northern Cardinal

1621-09319 (???) Must have misread the band number. My bands started at 1621-09901. Bird is from early 2000s

1621-17093 (11-20-2010)

2451-29839 (01-22-2011)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  25 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay
American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse


White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal

House Finch
American Goldfinch





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