Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

November 22, 2014





Saturday, November 22, 2014:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included our host Tom Walker; Charles Steger of Atlanta, Texas; Becky Gullette of Carthage; Cadie Lawrence of Panola College, Carthage; Joanna Martel of Panola College, Carthage; Caitlin Elliott of Panola College, Carthage; Anita Walker of Avinger; Beth Honea, and her son Nat of DeBerry; Herman Hazard of Karnack; Clifton Trusty and his son and daughter Kyle and Raven of Linden


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 54 F and the afternoon high was 64 F The sky was partly cloudy in the morning and heavily overcast during the afternoon, with a rain system approaching from the west.  This location had 0.95" of rain the previous day.  

Number of Nets:  Eleven (11)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:00 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:50 pm.  


Next Banding Date:  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com]. 



BANDING SUMMARY: (10 species)                      New     Retrap    Total

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                   3        0        3

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)        0        2        2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)             0        1        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)         1        0        1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)         1        1        2

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                1        0        1

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottus)         2        0        2

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                 1        0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  3        1        4

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        3        1        4


Totals                                          15        6       21



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (5 species; 6 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Carolina Chickadee

2540-46483 (11-28-2009; as HY-U) 11-20-2010, 03-33-2014

2650-78121 (11-2-2013) 12-28-2013


Tufted Titmouse

2661-38604 (11-02-2013) 12-28-2013, 03-22-2014


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2380-19745 (11-24-2012) 12-28-2013


White-throated Sparrow

2661-38634 (12-28-2013)


Northern Cardinal

1781-80284 (12-28-2013) 03-22-2014, 10-25-2014



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species): 22 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Turkey Vulture

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow


Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush


Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch





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