Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

September 6, 2004



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Hooded Warbler
photo by
Tom Walker
September 6, 2004
Hooded Warbler
photo by Tom Walker
September 6, 2004




Monday, September 6, 2004 (Labor Day):  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson, Eric Walsh of Shreveport, Marshall Jones and daughter Catherine of Shreveport, Cara Brady of Irving, Michael Walker and daughter Emma of Shelbyville, Tim Wilson of Linden, Jolene Turner of Hughes Springs, Diane Jones of Jonesville, Ron Munden of Scottsville, Dorothy Metzler of Longview and her niece Debbie Cantrell of Terrell. 


Location:  The banding activities took place just west of Caddo Lake in Marion County on Boots Walker Road (near Jefferson, Texas).


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was around 73 F, and the afternoon high was approximately 87 F, with weather alternating between sun and light showers.

Number of Nets:  Nine (9) 


Time:  Nets were up by 10:00 a.m. and down by 4:30 p.m. 


Next Banding Date:  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)] for the latest information on future banding dates. 


BANDING SUMMARY: (5 species)                     New   Retrap  Unbanded  Total


White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   3      1        0        4

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           2      1        0        3

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina)                  1      0        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          2      0        0        2

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                  6      1        0        7

Totals:                                           14      3        0       17



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


White-eyed Vireo

2280-94921 (04/10/2004)


Carolina Wren

1521-68039 (12/18/2001) 12/27/2001, 02/02/2002, 04/13/2002


Indigo Bunting

850-75123 (10/04/2003)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  18 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX


Wood Duck
Turkey Vulture

Mourning Dove

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher

Blue Jay


American Crow

White-eyed Vireo

Carolina Wren

Carolina Chickadee

Hooded Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) photo by Tom Walker
May 19, 2004






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