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A New era in prairie grouse studies at the sutton center: In support of a common interest in grouse conservation and research, the Society of Tympanuchus Cupido Pinnatus, Ltd. (STCP) has agreed to a million-dollar deal that genersouly gifts their assets to the Sutton Avian Research Center! The agreement enables lasting support for studying these declinding birds and bolsters the Sutton Center's commitment to prairie grouse studies. We're humbled by this endorsement. Thank you STCP! Photo by Noppodal Paothong

Our Mission

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.

What's New

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 »

April 27th, 2015

The annual Wild Brew fundraiser for the Sutton Center will take place in Tulsa on August 22. Sample beers from around the world and food from dozen...read more »

April 2nd, 2015

Recent severe storms in Sand Springs and Tulsa caused significant injuries and destruction of property for area residents, both human and wildlife....read more »

March 9th, 2015

Sutton Center senior biologist Don Wolfe was recently featured on the cover of Bartlesville Magazine for an article about wind energy development a...read more »

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