Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

January 28, 2017





Saturday, January 28, 2017:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included our host Tom Walker; Mike Weber of Jefferson; Mickie Moore and Ashley Moore of Jefferson; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Linda Richtsmeier of Marshall; Robert Avrett of Jefferson; Kristi Thomas of Jefferson; Carol Fox of Marshall; Pam Adams of Atlanta; Ellen Morris of Linden; Kay Watson of Linden; Sandra Hooker of Marshall; Nancy Rheay of Marshall; Jesse & Billie Bohannon of Vivian, LA; Vicki Gilliland of Jefferson; Milton, Margaret & Marianne Jones of Jefferson; Jennifer, Chase & Anna Coy of Flower Mound; Jill Wright of Marshall; Charles Steger of Atlanta; Susan Sedberry of Karnack; and Stella Barrow of Jefferson.


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 26 F and the afternoon high was 51 F.  The sky was clear and sunny.  A strong breeze was coming out of the northwest. The sun and breeze made it easier for birds to see the nets. 

Number of Nets:  Eleven (11)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 8:30 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:00 p.m.  


Next Banding Date:  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com]. 



BANDING SUMMARY: (12 species)                        New     Retrap    Total

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)      1        1        2

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          1        0        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           3        0        3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           0        1        1

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)           1        0        1

Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)        1        0        1

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)         1        0        1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              2        0        2

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    6        0        6

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   1        1        2

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          4        4        8

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)                1        0        1


Totals                                            22        7       29



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (4 species; 7 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2661-38830 (12-10-2016)


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2380-19787 (12-10-2016)


Dark-eyed Junco

2750-20071 (01-23-2016)


Northern Cardinal

2651-37466 (12-10-2016)

2651-37475 (12-10-2016)

2651-37476 (12-10-2016)

2651-37477 (12-10-2016)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  22 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
American Woodcock
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay

American Crow 
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing

Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Purple Finch





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