Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

May 5, 2012



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Common Yellowthroat (male) Indigo Bunting (female) Indigo Bunting (female) Painted Bunting (female or immature male) White-eyed Vireo
Photos by Tom Walker, May 5, 2012



Saturday, May 5, 2012:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Sabrina Langley and her son Madison of Bossier City, LA; Zac Burson of Bossier City; Tre Jones of Bossier City; Vincent Dotson of Bossier City; Sandi Smith and son Chance of Mansfield, LA; Larry W. Schultz of Austin; Linda Smiley of Bossier City; April Nance and family members, Robert, James, Audre, and Nathan of Marshall; Chris Nelson, and family members, Chris Jr., Nathan, and Lane of Marshall; Ricky Paul and family members, Peyton, and Connie of Marshall; Charles Steger of Atlanta, Texas; Dr. Michael Weber and son Michael of Jefferson.

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 69 F and the afternoon high was 90 F.  The sky was sunny and clear in the morning, and then thin high clouds moved in around noon. A small breeze was coming out of the southwest.

Number of Nets:  Ten (10)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 8:15 a.m. and all nets were closed by 3:15 p.m.


Next Banding Date:  This was our last bird banding date for the season.  After a summer break, bird banding will resume 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: (7 species)                           New    Retrap    Total

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   2        1        3

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)                   1        0        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           0        1        1

Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus)              1        0        1

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)           2        0        2

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                  4        0        4

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)                  1        0        1


Totals                                            11        2       13



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (2 species; 2 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


White-eyed Vireo

2540-46763 (04-07-2012)


Carolina Wren

2551-29877 (04-23-2011)



BIRDS THAT WERE SEEN OR HEARD (including banded species):  21 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker


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

Carolina Wren

Kentucky Warbler 

Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird





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