The George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center) was founded in 1983 with the mission of finding cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education. The Sutton Center is a private, nonprofit organization located near Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and has been affiliated with the Oklahoma Biological Survey in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma since 1997.
The Sutton Center has become a leader in avian research and conservation and has conducted intensive, conservation-oriented, ecological field research on declining grassland birds, developed and applied techniques for the reintroduction and monitoring of Southern Bald Eagles, managed the successful captive breeding of endangered species and performed bird surveys across the world. In addition, the Sutton Center boasts several educational outreach programs using live birds and interactive, internet technology that reach tens of thousands of students and adults each year.
July 28th, 2015
The Sutton Center is hosting a presentation about Snowy Owls to be given by Dianne Moller of Wisconsin. Dianne Moller is a native of Southern W...read more »
July 17th, 2015
We recently placed a transmitter on another Bald Eagle, bringing the number of eagles currently being tracked to 10. This eagle hatched in 2014 nea...read more »
July 17th, 2015
The Sutton Center is displaying a special exhibit at the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve southwest of Bartlesville on Highway 123. Located in...read more »
May 6th, 2015
Spring storms destroyed a number of Bald Eagle nests in Oklahoma this year, but one chick survived. The Sutton Center has adopted it into our educa...read more »More News