Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

January 15 & 22, 2000


This is a report of our bird banding efforts just west of Caddo Lake near Jefferson, Texas, for the Saturdays of January 15 and 22.  The bird banding was lead by Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport.

I. Saturday, January 15, 2000

A total of 58 birds were caught.  (New birds: 33.  Retraps: 25)

Weather conditions:
Sunny and steady wind.  Morning low was in the 30's and high reached into the 50's.

Time:  Started at 8:30 a.m. and ended 5:00 p.m. CST.
Number of Nets: 11

Special Notes:
Fourteen species were represented among the catches.  Among our retraps were a White-throated Sparrow and an Orange-crowned Warbler both banded over two years ago at this location.

List of New Birds Banded (33):
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)    1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)         1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)         3
Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor)                  1
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)           2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)       1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 17
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                 1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        4

List of Retraps (25):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.  Retrap dates not including
01-15-2000.
     * Did not go back and check for previous retraps

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                 1
     1541-85696 (01-09-99)
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)          1
     1541-85789 (11-27-99)
Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor)                   1
     1541-85766 (10-02-99)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)         1
     1920-57934 (10-18-97)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                  1
     1541-85792 (11-27-99)
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  10
     *4501-56046 (11-22-97)
     4501-56063 (01-10-98) 11-27-99; 12-11-99
     1541-85651 (04-04-98)
     1541-85694 (12-26-98)
     1541-85699 (01-09-99) 04-03-99
     1541-85763 (04-03-99)
     1541-85780 (11-20-99)
     1541-85785 (11-20-99) 11-27-99; 12-11-99
     1541-85787 (11-27-99)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        10
     *8031-13252 (10-18-99)
     8081-89058 (03-14-98)
     8081-89061 (03-14-98)
     8081-89090 (11-12-98)
     8081-89130 (09-25-99) 11-27-99
     8081-89134 (09-25-99)
     8081-89135 (09-25-99)
     8081-89165 (10-10-99)
     8081-89174 (11-20-99)
     8081-89176 (11-20-99)

Other birds that were seen or heard on Saturday, January 15, 2000:
(List compiled from sightings of Jim Ingold and Tom Walker)

Gadwall Duck (Anas strepera)                      3
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)                 25
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)                   1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter gentilis)           1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)               2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)     1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)             1
Northern  Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)          2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)                  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                    4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)            10
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)                     2
Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)                  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)      1
Carolina Chickadee (Parus carolinensis)
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)           14
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                  7
     (including 1 "pink-sided Oregon race")
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)2
 

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II. Saturday, January 22, 2000

A total of 73 birds were caught.  (New birds: 54.  Retraps: 19)

Weather conditions:
Cloudy and heavily overcast.  Steady breeze from the southwest.  Morning low was in the 40's and the high reached into the 60's.

Time:  Started at 8:30 a.m. and ended 5:15 p.m. CST.
Number of Nets: 13

Special Note:
The number of 73 birds may have set our highest one-day record for catches.  We tend to catch more birds on days that are cloudy and cool.  And, among our retraps was a Fox Sparrow banded over two years ago at this location.

List of New Birds Banded (54):
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)                  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                    1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)          5
Carolina Chickadee (Parus carolinensis)           1
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)            3
Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)         1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)        4
Fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                   2
Song sparrow (Melospira melodia)                  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  24
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                  4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)         6

List of Retraps (19):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.  Retrap dates not including
01-22-2000.
     * Did not go back and check for previous retraps

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                  1
     902-62963 (11-20-99)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)          1
     902-62962 (10-16-99) 11-20-99
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)          1
     2060-89614 (03-14-98)
Carolina Chickadee (Parus carolinensis)           1
     (04-03-99)
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)            1
     2160-80806 (11-21-98)
Fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                   1
     *8031-13279 (11-27-97)
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)   9
     1411-19608 (1-15-2000)
     1541-85664 (10-31-98)
     1541-85682 (11-28-98) 12-26-98
     1541-85735 (04-03-99)
     1541-85771 (11-20-99)
     1541-85779 (11-20-99) 12-11-99
     1541-85780 (11-20-99) 1-15-2000
     1541-85794 (11-27-99)
     1741-85795 (11-27-99)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)         4
     8081-89058 (03-14-98) 1-15-2000
     8081-89141 (10-02-99)
     8081-89148 (01-02-99) 12-11-99
     8081-89163 (10-16-99)
 

Other birds that were seen or heard on Saturday, January 22, 2000:
(List compiled from sightings of Peggy Harding and Jim Ingold)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Yellow-shafted  Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor)
Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus)
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

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Reports compiled and written by Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net].


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