Bird Banding at Caddo Lake



May 18, 2003



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Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Photo Copyright © Ron Munden. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Photo Copyright © Ron Munden.
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Photo by Ron Munden
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Photo by
Ron Munden



Magnolia Warbler, Photo Copyright © Tom Walker.

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Photo Copyright © Tom Walker.

Magnolia Warbler, Photo Copyright © Dorothy Metzler.

Magnolia Warbler
Photo by Tom Walker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Photo by Tom Walker

Magnolia Warbler
Photo by Dorothy Metzler



Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Photo Copyright © Dorothy Metzler. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Photo Copyright © Dorothy Metzler. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Photo Copyright © Dorothy Metzler.
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher photos by Dorothy Metzler



Sunday, May 18, 2003.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker (Jefferson), True Mann (Longview), Bob & Dorothy Metzler (Longview), Colleen Cookson (Shreveport), J. Marshall Jones and daughter Katherine (Shreveport), Ron Munden (Scottsville), Roy Darville (Marshall), Carl & Diane Turner (Marshall), Bill Mauthe II (Uncertain), Marty Vaughan (Jonesville), Paul & Carole Fortune (Karnack), Kandace & Hannah Smith (Karnack), Scott Imhoff (Karnack), Judy Titsworth (Karnack), Donna Selman (Karnack), Henry Bradbury (Dallas), Sparky Anderson (Austin), Ellen Smith (Austin), Bill Brooks (Bastrop), Elisabeth Gager (Aspen, CO), George Furness (Chevy Chase, MD), Kathleen Kutschenreuter (Washington, DC), Roy Gardner and daughter Meghan and son Colin (St. Petersburg, FL), Martín Etcheverry (Montevideo, Uruguay).


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 temperature was 70º F when the nets were opened, and the afternoon high was 85º F.  Skies were partly cloudy, with winds around 5 mph. 


Time:  Nets were opened at 9:00 a.m. and closed at 1:50 p.m. 


Number of Nets:  Nine (9)


Next Banding Date:  Bird banding activities at this location will be suspended for the summer and will not resume again until next fall.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)] for the latest information. 




Banding Summary: (7 species)                      New   Retraps   Totals


Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) 1       0        1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   2       1        3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           0       1        1
Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor)                    2       0        2
Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia)              2       0        2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          2       2        4
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                  1       0        1
Totals:                                           10       4       14



History of Retraps (4 species; 17 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.


White-eyed Vireo
2160-80954 (03-29-2002) 04-26-2003 (Tom found this bird in his kitchen on this date!)


Carolina Wren
1861-80703 (10-12-2002) 01-18-2003, 03-15-2003


Northern Cardinal
1621-10013 (11-16-2002) 11-30-2002, 12-21-2002, 04-19-2003
1621-10171 (04-19-2003)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  39 Species Observed  ~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX

Great Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mississippi Kite
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Blue Jay
American Crow

White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Cedar Waxwing
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Magnolia Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Orchard Oriole
Brown-headed Cowbird


Northern Cardinal, Photo Copyright © Tom Walker.

Northern Cardinal (female)
 Photo by Tom Walker




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