Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

October 12, 2013





Saturday, October 12, 2013:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included our host Tom Walker; Sandi Smith and son, Chance from Stanley, Louisiana; Charles Steger of Atlanta, Texas; Stephen Guyer of Marshall;

John Fyffe of Marshall; and Darrell Hudson of Carthage.

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 65 F and the afternoon high was 83 F It was overcast with a threat of rain, but there was little to no wind.  

Number of Nets:  Ten (10)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:15 a.m., and when we heard thunder at 1:10 p.m. we began closing nets and stopped bird banding.  


Next Banding Date:  Saturday, November 2, 2013 (weather permitting).  If it rains on that date, our backup date is November 9.  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

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)    1        0        1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)             0        1        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)         1        0        1

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)            1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)       10        3       13

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                1        0        1


Totals                                          14        4       18



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (2 species; 4 individual):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Tufted Titmouse

2551-30035 (02-23-2013) 05-04-2013


Northern Cardinal

1621-17198 (12-30-2011)

2451-09408 (01-19-2013)

2451-09479 (04-20-2013)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  12 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

American Crow 

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird

Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting





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