Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

March 21, 2009



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Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) Red-bellied Woodpecker's red belly Northern Cardinal (male) Gray Catbird Dark-eyed Junco
Photos by Tom Walker, March 21, 2009



White-throated Sparrow Field Sparrow Chipping Sparrow Winter Wren
Photos by Tom Walker, March 21, 2009



Saturday, March 21, 2009:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Tony Novak of Karnack; Ron Munden of Marshall; Ronald Hollomon of Jefferson; Ashley and Kaylan Grisham of Jefferson; Paul Tidwell and Dale Freeman of Jefferson; Ron and Carolyn Bova of Quitman; Anissa Camp with the Fort Worth Zoo Bird Department; Eric and Christina Wommack of Mansfield, TX; Justin, Mason and Megan Wommack of Arlington; Ben, Bailey and Matthew Clark of Arlington; Vince, Jackson and Bailey Sturgess of Arlington; Tanzanya Hearn, Aaliyah Marshall and Sydney Singletary of Grand Prairie; Makini Shakur, Jason Mathis, Jonathan Mathis, Paige Mathis, Anthony Steels, Worthy George, Tyquasheia Smith, Clifford Justice, Ilekea Luster, Kepha Luster, and Stefan Luster of Smithland; Zac & Camille Burson of Haughton, LA; Chuck Bennett of Haughton, LA; Cassi Lites and Avery Piraino of Bossier City, LA.


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 52 F and the afternoon high was 72 F.  It was breezy from the southeast and mostly sunny with a few high clouds. 

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)


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


Next Banding Date:  We plan to band again on Saturday, April 11, weather permitting.  If banding is rained out on that date, we'll try again on April 18.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)].



BANDING SUMMARY: (12 species)                       New    Retrap    Total

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)        2        0        2

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)                     1        0        1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)                 1        3        4

Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)                1        0        1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)             0        2        2

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)                1        0        1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)                2        0        2

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                     1        0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)      4        2        6

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                     1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)            3        3        6

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)                1        0        1


Totals                                              18       10       28



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (4 species; 10 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Tufted Titmouse

1961-03347 (12-26-2006) 05-05-2007, 02-02-2008

2251-95111 (11-22-2008) 12-13-2008, 02-28-2009

2251-95134 (01-24-2009) 02-28-2009


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2060-89784 (12-08-2007) 11-22-2008, 12-13-2008, 02-28-2009

2380-19706 (12-13-2008) 01-24-2009


White-throated Sparrow

2251-95110 (11-22-2008) 02-28-2009

2251-95121 (01-24-2009)


Northern Cardinal

1621-09999 (10-12-2002) 04-10-2004

1621-16818 (12-26-2006) 11-03-2007

1621-16896 (12-27-2007) 02-02-2008 



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  24 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay
American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher

Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Brown-headed Cowbird

American Goldfinch





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