Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

March 19, 2011



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Lincoln's Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Brown-headed Cowbird (female) Brown-headed Cowbird (male) Northern Cardinal (male)
Photos by Tom Walker, March 19, 2011



Saturday, March 19, 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; Paul & JoAnne Tidwell of Jefferson; Kathy & Jay Patrick of Jefferson; Matt, Beth & Nathaniel Honea of DeBerry, Texas; Mary Alice Oatman of Jefferson; Bill, Dave, Ashland, & Alexa Oatman of Ft. Worth; Logan Houseman of Ft. Worth; Savannah Brown of Ft. Worth; Herman Hazard of Saginaw, Michigan; Christian Fields of Jefferson; Sue Simmons of Karnack; Zack & Lynn Raines of Rockwall; Ron & Carolyn Bova of Quitman; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Keith & Karen Morris and Katy of Jefferson; Sandra Hooker of Marshall; Patrick & Shana Ireland and Michael of Longview; Robert Rutledge of Bryan Mill, Texas; Charles & Carolyn Luce of Mooringsport, Louisiana; Colleen Cookson of Shreveport; Jerome & Amanda Lewis and Mali and Mena of Shreveport.


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 63º F and the afternoon high was 81º F.  The weather was partly cloudy with a breeze from the south.

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:15 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:10 p.m.


Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will be April 23, 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: (6 species)                           New    Retrap    Total

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          1        1        2

Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)            1        0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)       14        5       19

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   0        1        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          7        0        7

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)              4        0        4


Totals                                            27        7       34 



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (3 species; 7 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

Carolina Chickadee

2540-46556 (01-22-2011)


White-throated Sparrow

1961-03263 (03-25-2006) as a SY- Female

2251-95177 (02-28-2009)

2551-29835 (02-19-2011)

2551-29843 (02-19-2011)

2551-29846 (02-19-2011)


Dark-eyed Junco

2540-46587 (02-19-2011)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  15 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture
Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow 

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Gray Catbird


Lincoln's Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Brown-headed Cowbird





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