Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

April 19, 2014

 

 


 

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included our host Tom Walker; Steve & Susan Sedberry of Karnack; Herman Hazard of Karnack; Sue Simmons of Karnack; Ron Munden of Marshall; Charles Steger of Atlanta, TX; Robert Carter of Marshall; James & Carrie Lantz of Jefferson; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Cheryl Overend of Orange County, California; Beth Honea & son, Nat of DeBerry, TX; Suzette & Scott Foster of Carrollton; Nancy Johnson of Richardson; Buddy, Haley, & Tucker Bowen of Waco; Adri & Jessie Bowen of Waco; Michael Bowen of Weatherford, TX; Jackson, Lawson, & Kristina Morgan of Enid, OK; Maigan Reat of Moody, TX; Heidi Bender of Jefferson; Kenneth Jenkins of Mt. Vernon, Texas. 

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 48º F and the afternoon high was 77º F.  The morning sky was fair but it became partly cloudy by noon.  A small breeze was from the west.  


Number of Nets:  Eleven (11)

 

Time:  We started setting up nets at 8:30 a.m. and all nets were closed by 5:30 pm.  

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, May 3, 2014, weather permitting.  After May 3 we'll take a break for the summer and resume banding in the fall.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com].  

 

 

BANDING SUMMARY: (16 species)                    New       Retrap      Total

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                  2           1          3

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                    1           0          1

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)         2           0          2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)              1           0          1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)          1           0          1

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)          1           0          1

Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)         1           0          1

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina)                 1           0          1

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                  1           0          1

Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)           2           0          2

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)               1           0          1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)   5          11         16

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)         8           4         12

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                 1           0          1

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)             1           0          1

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)               2           0          2


Totals                                           31          16         47 

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (3 species; 16 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

 

White-eyed Vireo

2650-78089 (4-20-2013)

 

White-throated Sparrow

2551-29990 (01-19-2013) 12-28-2013

2551-29992 (01-19-2013)

2551-29999 (01-19-2013)

2551-30008 (01-19-2013) 02-22-2014

2551-30049 (01-25-2014)

2551-30090 (03-30-2013)

2661-38616 (12-28-2013) 03-22-2014

2661-38623 (12-28-2013)

2661-38658 (01-25-2014) 02-22-2014

2661-38691 (02-22-2014) 03-22-2014

2661-38693 (02-22-2014)

 

Northern Cardinal

1621-17048 (12-26-2009)

1621-17072 (11-20-2010) 04-23-2011, 02-23-2013

2451-09531 (12-28-2013) 02-22-2014

2451-09573 (02-22-2014) 03-22-2014

 

 

Birds That Were Seen or Heard (including banded species):  27 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe

White-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee


Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler


Summer Tanager
Field Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

 

 

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