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.
August 14th, 2014
The annual Wild Brew fundraiser for the Sutton Center will take place in Tulsa on August 23. Sample beers from around the world and food from about...read more »
July 23rd, 2014
Sutton Center senior biologist Dan Reinking was recently interviewed for Playa Country Radio, a wildlife radio program that airs in western Oklahom...read more »
July 14th, 2014
A Bald Eagle we banded and attached a satellite transmitter to as a youngster in 2012 was injured last fall in Minnesota. After a lengthy rehabilit...read more »
February 14th, 2014
At the recent annual meeting of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators in Dallas, Sutton Center Director of Education Ryan V...read more »More News