Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

October 27, 2007



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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker House Wren
Photos by Tom Walker, October 27, 2007



Northern Cardinal female Northern Cardinal male Northern Cardinal juvenile
Photos by Tom Walker, October 27, 2007



Saturday, October 27, 2007:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson, Kathy O'Campo of Denton with daughters Natalie and Audrey, Mary Keasler of Jefferson, Marjorie Hoover of Seguin, Joann Hodges of Uncertain, and Nancy Hill of Grand Prairie with daughter Alexandria.  


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 41 F and the afternoon high was 64 F.  It was clear with a small breeze from the north.

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)


Time:  We started putting up nets at 9:00 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:45 p.m. 


Next Banding Date:   We plan to band again on November 3.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)]. 



BANDING SUMMARY: (6 species)                        New    Retrap    Total


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)        1        0        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)             1        0        1

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)                       1        0        1

Gray Catbird (Dumtella carolinensis)                 1        0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)      2        1        3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)            3        0        3


Totals                                               9        1       10



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (1 species; 1 individual):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


White-throated Sparrow

1861-80996 (12-30-2004) 01-15-2005, 04-09-2005, 12-10-2005



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  27 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Wood Duck

Great Blue Heron

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow (30)

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Wren

House Wren


Kinglet sp.

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Pine Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal




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