Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

October 25, 2014





Saturday, October 25, 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; Darrell Hudson of Carthage; Jennifer Coy and her son, Chase of Flower Mound;  Texas; Celia Hancock of Texarkana, Texas; Jean Bratton of Texarkana, Texas; Pat Rodrigue of Water Valley, Mississippi; and Liz Hendrix of Shreveport

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 61 F and the afternoon high was 82 F The skies were clear and sunny.  

Number of Nets:  Eleven (11)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:45.  


Next Banding Date:  Saturday, November 22, 2014 (weather permitting).  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com]. 



BANDING SUMMARY: (4 species)                      New     Retrap    Total

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)       0        1        1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)            2        0        2

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)      13        1       14


Totals                                         16        2       18



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


Carolina Chickadee

1781-80284 (12-28-2013) 03-22-2014


Northern Cardinal

2650-78131 (04-19-2014)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  10 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Turkey Vulture

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow 

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren
Brown Thrasher

Northern Cardinal





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