Bird Banding at Caddo Lake



April 19, 2003



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White-throated Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Ron Munden.

Indigo Bunting (male), Photo Copyright  Ron Munden.

White-eyed Vireo, Photo Copyright  True Mann 29-Mar-03.

White-throated Sparrow,
Photo by Ron Munden
Indigo Bunting,
Photo by Ron Munden
White-eyed Vireo
Photo by True Mann



Saturday, April 19, 2003.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included  Keith & Pam Kingdon (Houston), John & Cindy Bartos (Houston), Ann Derby (Houston), Mary Carter (Houston), Matt & Kay Dunaway (Galveston), Jack & Carolyn Boyd (Plano), Carole Ann Boyd (Dallas), Barbara Hudson (Dallas), Gordon & Sue Walker and sons Adam and Zane (Oak Leaf - near Waxahachie), Sonia Reavis (Denton), Taylor Jones (Mansfield), Merrill Jones (Mansfield), Diane Jones (Jonesville), Ron Munden (Scottsville), Jean Werneke (Uncertain), Susie Taylor (Uncertain), Marshall & Cindy Jones and daughter Katherine (Shreveport), and Tom Walker (Jefferson).  


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


Weather Conditions:  The morning temperature was in the mid-60's and the afternoon high was 76.  It was breezy with threatening rain clouds. 


Time:  We opened the nets at 9:45 and the last one was closed at 6:15 p.m.  (At the start we had several nets set up yet closed until we had a better idea what the weather was going to do.)


Number of Nets:  Ten (10)


Next Banding Date:  Regular bird banding activities at this location will be suspended for the summer and will not resume again until next fall.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)] for the latest information. 




Banding Summary: (7 species)                      New   Retraps   Totals


White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   2       0        2
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)                   1       0        1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    2      14       16
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          2       1        3
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                  3       1        4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)         1       0        1
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)              4       0        4
Totals:                                           15      16       31



History of Retraps (4 species; 17 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.


White-eyed Vireo
1990-28073 (04-22-2000) 04-14-2001, 05-28-2001, 04-13-2002


Indigo Bunting
1651-44780 (04-14-2001)


White-throated Sparrow

1521-68011 (04-14-2001) 12-27-2001, 02-23-2001, 11-16-2002, 03-29-2003
1541-85833 (02-23-2002)
1541-85868 (03-16-2002) 04-06-2002, 11-30-2002

1541-85871 (03-16-2002)
1541-85897 (04-06-2002)
1861-80708 (11-09-2002)
1861-80710 (11-09-2002)
1861-80711 (11-16-2002) 11-30-2002, 01-18-2003
1861-80719 (11-16-2002) 11-30-2002, 02-01-2003
1861-80756 (12-21-2002)
1861-80790 (01-18-2003) 03-15-2003
1861-80804 (01-18-2003) 03-29-2003
1861-80814 (02-01-2003)
1861-80889 (03-15-2003)

Northern Cardinal
1621-10013 (11-16-2002) 11-30-2002, 12-21-2002



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  34 Species Observed  ~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX

Great Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Wood Duck
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Brown Thrasher
Pine Warbler
Summer Tanager
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch




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