Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

April 23, 2011



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Dr. Ingold and visitors; Photos by Sandi Smith, April 23, 2011 Indigo Buntings; Photos by Tom Walker, April 23, 2011



Hooded Warbler Kentucky Warbler White-eyed Vireo Red-eyed Vireo
Photos by Tom Walker, April 23, 2011



Saturday, April 23, 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, Texas; Christian Fields of Jefferson; Beth Honea and son Nathaniel of DeBerry, Texas; Ron & Carolyn Bova of Quitman; Sandi Smith and son Chance of Stanley, Louisiana; Liz Hendrix of Shreveport; Suzanne Sellers and son Matthew of Baton Rouge; Justin Simon of Baton Rouge; Blair Bledsoe of Texarkana, Texas; Roger & Sondra Snyder of New Braunfels;
Robert & Gay Carl of Woodville; Donny & Karen Williams of Jefferson;
Scott & Jacinda Woloson and children Michael and Joseph of Marshall; Pamela Weaver of Marshall; Roy & Debbie Darville of Marshall; Brenda Jones of Marshall; Abby, Evan, Victoria, and Curtis Beaty of Marshall; Cynthia Hellen and daughters Sadie and Emma of Longview; Barbara Hudson of Dallas; Bill & Holly Tucker of Dallas; Joann Hodges of Uncertain; John & Cindy Bartos of Houston; Gene Byrd of Houston; Joanne Goleman of Houston; Ann Derby of Houston.

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 68 F and the afternoon high was 88 F.  The weather was breezy (from the southeast), mostly cloudy in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon.

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:25 a.m. and all nets were closed by 5:00 p.m.


Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will be May 7, 2011.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com]. 


BANDING SUMMARY: (9 species)                           New    Retrap    Total

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   1        1        2

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)                   1        0        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           1        1        2

Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus)              2        0        2

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina)                  1        0        1

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)              1        0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis   3        0        3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          0        1        1

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                  8        0        8


Totals                                            18        3       21 



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (3 species; 3 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


White-eyed Vireo

2540-46470 (05-15-09)


Carolina Wren

2251-95255 (04-02-2010)


Northern Cardinal

1621-17072 (11-20-2010)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  20 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Turkey Vulture
Mississippi Kite
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay 

American Crow 

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Kentucky Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat
White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird





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