Bird Banding at Caddo Lake


September 29, 2001



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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2001.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Coleen Cookson and Julie Schreiner of Shreveport, Dorothy Metzler of Longview, Peggy Harding of Kilgore, and Tom Walker of Jefferson.  A total of 17 birds were caught.

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

Weather Conditions:  Clear skies.  The low was in the 60's and the high was in the low 80's.

Time:  8:30 till 4:00 p.m.

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)

Special Notes:  There were no retraps.

It was unusual to catch a Ruby-crowned Kinglet this early in the season.  It is a species that winters here.



Banding Summary:   (8 Species)                 New   Retraps   Unbanded   Total

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                 3                           3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)         2                           2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)         1                           1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)            3                           3
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                 1                           1
Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina)                1                           1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        4                           4
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                2                           2
Totals:                                         17       0          0       17



Birds that were seen or heard (18 species observed including banded species)
Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Pileated Woodpecker
White-eyed Vireo (3 banded)
Blue Jay

American Crow
Carolina Wren (2 banded)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1 banded)
Gray Catbird (3 banded)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (1 banded)
Hooded Warbler (1 banded)
Northern Cardinal (4 banded)
Indigo Bunting (2 banded)

Hooded Warbler photo by Dorothy Metzler




Report compiled and written by Tom Walker.  Copyright 2001-2005.  All rights reserved. 

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