Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

May 5, 2007



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Indigo Bunting White-eyed Vireo Magnolia Warbler Swainson's Thrush Gray Catbird
Photos by Tom Walker, May 5, 2007



Saturday, May 5, 2007:  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, Jim & Jan Gensler of Jefferson, and True Mann of Longview.  


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 70º F and the afternoon high was 83º F.  It was mostly cloudy with a breeze from the south.

Number of Nets:  Fourteen (14)


Time:  We started putting up nets at 8:20 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:20 p.m. 


Next Banding Date:   This was the last banding session of our spring 2007 banding season.  We plan to resume banding sometime in September or October.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)]. 



BANDING SUMMARY: (9 species)                        New    Retrap    Total


White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                     2        1        3

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)                 0        2        2

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)             0        1        1

Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)               4        0        4

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)                2        0        2

Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia)                2        0        2

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)                3        0        3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)            1        1        2

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                    7        0        7


Totals                                              21        5       26


1 unbanded Ruby-throated Hummingbird



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (4 species; 5 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


White-eyed Vireo

2440-11331 (04-14-2007)


Tufted Titmouse

1961-03341 (12-26-2006)

1961-03347 (12-26-2006)


Carolina Wren

1861-80998 (01-08-2005)


Northern Cardinal

1621-10169 (03-29-2003)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  26 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Little Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture

Red-shouldered Hawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
White-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird

Swainson's Thrush

Magnolia Warbler
Pine Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird




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