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Birds of the Refuge
A primary factor in establishing the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge was to ensure the conservation and protection or migratory and resident waterfowl and neotropical migratory birds associated with Caddo Lake wetlands.

Forests and wetlands associated with the refuge provide habitat for 224 species of birds, including the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Brownheaded Nuthatch, and Bachman’s Sparrow.

The refuge is located in the West Gulf Coastal Plain area, also known as the Piney Woods (Region 5, Texas Parks & Wildlife Ecoregion.


Dear Feathered Friends,

We had an exciting bird banding day on November 28. We are in our 13th year of bird banding, and this is the FIRST time we banded a BLUE-HEADED VIREO.

More information about Blue-headed Vireos can be found at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue-Headed_Vireo/id

It was cause for excitement! Enjoy the pictures! Our next bird banding day is December 26, 2009.

Flock on over! Our website is at

Cheerio, chirp, chirp!
Tom Walker
Caddo Lake, The First Lake of Texas

Click on these links for great information about Birds
at the Refuge:

For a Field Checklist, go to:
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OR PDF version:



For an excellent website specializing in birds of Caddo Lake that also includes the Field Checklist, go to: