Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

November 3, 2007



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Orange-crowned Warbler Hermit Thrush American Robin
Photos by Tom Walker, November 3, 2007



Ruby-crowned Kinglet Dark-eyed Junco Chipping Sparrow
Photos by Tom Walker, November 3, 2007



Saturday, November 3, 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; Rick Lowerre of Austin; Linda Palmer of Rockwall; Jack & Marilyn Welch of Uncertain; Terry Nicholson of Lewisville; Chris Nicholson of Uncertain; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Linda Friar of Homestead, Florida; Chuck Barrows of Honolulu, Hawaii; and Mac Hobbs of Vivian, Louisiana.  


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 51 F and the afternoon high was 68 F.  It was partly cloudy with no wind.

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13)


Time:  We started putting up nets at 8:45 a.m. CDST and all nets were closed by 5:00 p.m. CDST.


Next Banding Date:  We plan to band again on Saturday, November 24.  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


House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)                       1        0        1

Ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula)             1        0        1

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                    1        0        1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)                  1        0        1

Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)            1        0        1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)                1        1        2

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)      3        2        5

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                     1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)            6        1        7


Totals                                              16        4       20



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (3 species; 4 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Chipping Sparrow

2280-95155 (03-12-2005)


White-throated Sparrow

1761-03261 (03-25-2006) 12-26-2006

1961-03355 (12-26-2006) 01-06-2007


Northern Cardinal

1621-16818 (12-26-2006)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  28 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Snow Goose


Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe


Blue Jay

American Crow

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Wren

House Wren

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Hermit Thrush

American Robin


Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

American Goldfinch




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