Snowy Owl presentation at Sutton Center
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 Wisconsin who is a naturalist, educator, falconer, rehabilitator, and eagle handler licensed through state and federal agencies. She serves as Public R...read more »
Follow another Bald Eagle
We recently placed a transmitter on another Bald Eagle, bringing the number of eagles currently being tracked to 10. This eagle hatched in 2014 near Pawnee, Oklahoma, but was injured after leaving the nest. It was rehabilitated and released recently, and can now be followed along with the other e...read more »
Special Sutton Center exhibit at Woolaroc
The Sutton Center is displaying a special exhibit at the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve southwest of Bartlesville on Highway 123. Located in the building known as the Bunkhouse, the exhibit includes a number of the special tools and methods that the Sutton Center used to captive-raise and ...read more »
Name our new Bald Eagle!
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 education program, but it needs a name! Would your class like to participate in the naming contest? Visit our Facebook page for more information! Also see ...read more »
Wild Brew 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 dozens of Tulsa area restaurants while listening to live music! It's huge, it's fun, and your good time benefits the Sutton Center's research, ...read more »
Storms damage eagle nests
Recent severe storms in Sand Springs and Tulsa caused significant injuries and destruction of property for area residents, both human and wildlife. At least five Bald Eagle nests being monitored by Sutton Center volunteers were destroyed by storms, killing at least 9 chicks. See a helicopter view...read more »
Sutton Center biologist in Bartlesville Magazine
Sutton Center senior biologist Don Wolfe was recently featured on the cover of Bartlesville Magazine for an article about wind energy development and wildlife in Osage County. The magazine is available for viewing online at http://media.examiner-enterprise.com/Bartlesville_magazine/March-Magazine...read more »
Sutton Center and OU-Led Team Finds that Severe Weather Leaves Lasting Signatures of Stress in Young Birds
“What happens to birds when severe storms occur?” This question, which has often been left to the realm of anecdotes and well-meaning guesses, now has at least one scientific answer thanks to a team led by researchers at the George M. Sutton Avian Research Center and the University of...read more »
Art Scholarship Contest Viewing
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center is pleased to announce the tenth annual Sutton Award Scholarships. This remains a great opportunity for Oklahoma high school students to receive funding for their continuing education or for other aspects of their future. Today's students have fe...read more »
Sutton 30th Anniversary Gala
The Sutton Center is celebrating our 30th anniversary with a special gala at the Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa on November 14! Join us on November 14 to celebrate our past and begin our next 30 years of "Finding cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world thr...read more »
Wild Brew 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 40 Tulsa area restaurants while listening to live music! Visit www.wildbrew.org for tickets or more information. ...read more »
Citizen Science interview
Sutton Center senior biologist Dan Reinking was recently interviewed for Playa Country Radio, a wildlife radio program that airs in western Oklahoma and portions of adjacent states. The topic was "citizen science," and specifically how volunteers help conduct a large scale annual bird s...read more »
Injured eagle healed and released
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 rehabilitation at the University of Minesota's Raptor Center, this eagle was recently released and we are again tracking her movements. View her map, as we...read more »
Best paper award honors to Sutton employee
At the recent annual meeting of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators in Dallas, Sutton Center Director of Education Ryan VanZant’s presentation entitled “Peeping Tom: An Intimate Look Into the Lives of Bald Eagles” received the High Flyer Award. Th...read more »
2014 Sutton Awards
The 2014 Sutton Scholarship Award application is now available on page http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/sutton_scholarship_awards. Open to Oklahoma high school students grades 10-12, this contest provides scholarship funds for original art and essays which communicate a current conservation mess...read more »
Sutton director interviewed about wind energy
Sutton Center Executive Director Dr. Steve Sherrod was recently interviewed regarding wind energy turbines and birds by the Osage Nation, which is concerned about proposed wind energy development in Osage County and how it could affect eagles. You can see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch...read more »
Sutton Center receives Hamerstrom award!
The Sutton Center was recently honored to receive the Hamerstrom Award for “exemplary contributions to prairie grouse conservation." Bestowed by the Prairie Grouse Techinical Council, an international organization of North American grouse biologists, the award is given only every two y...read more »
Sooner Lake eagles leave nest area
The two eaglets featured on our Sooner Lake nest camera for most of 2013 have left the nest area. You can track their progress as well as the movements of 10 other eagles on our eagle tracking page at http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/eagle_tracking. ...read more »
Wild Brew 2013 in Tulsa!
It's Wild Brew season! The Sutton Center's biggest annual fundraiser and Tulsa's premier summer beer and food tasting event is coming up on July 27. Great music, food from many of Tulsa's best restaurants, and beer samples from around the world all contribute to the fun this event...read more »
Sutton Scholarship funds and nature art
Each year, the Sutton Center and NatureWorks, along with other sponsors, offer scholarship funds to Oklahoma high school students who use art to communicate information about a current conservation topic. Winning student entries from this year's contest will be on display at the NatureWorks W...read more »
Wild Brew 2012
The Sutton Center's annual Wild Brew fundraiser was July 28 in Tulsa. Attendees sample food from some of Tulsa's best restaurantsand taste beers from around the world. Visit www.wildbrew.org for more information, and visit the next event in the summer of 2013. ...read more »
The Sutton Center is proud to have assisted with a new book dedicated to grassland grouse conservation that was recently completed by photographer Noppadol Paothong and writer Joel M. Vance. Stunning photographs of these amazing and threatened birds call attention to their plight as well as their...read more »
National Geographic photographer's trip
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who photographed the Sutton Center's Bald Eagle project for the November 1992 issue of the magazine, and who has also participated as the featured speaker in two of our Sutton Natural History Forum programs at Oklahoma high schools, is working on a new ...read more »
Eggs at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Bald Eagle nest have recently hatched. You can view live video of the nest on our nest camera page....read more »
Sutton Scholarship Awards open
The annual Sutton Scholarship Awards art contest is now open! Visit the Education section of our site for more information. Entries are due in Tulsa by February 10, 2012....read more »
Visit us on Facebook!
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Wild Brew fundraiser!
The Sutton Center's largest annual fundraiser is coming up on July 30 in Tulsa. Visit wildbrew.org for more information about the fantastic food from Tulsa restaurants that you can sample, and the many beers from North America and around the world that you can try as well! Both general admission tic...read more »
Eagle tracking on TV
Our eagle tracking project was featured on KOTV (channel 6 in Tulsa) on April 20. The story is available by clicking here....read more »
A second eagle nest cam!
Our nest camera prgram has expanded to include a second Bald Eagle nest thanks to Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge near Vian, Oklahoma. Watch live online at our nest cam page....read more »
Sutton eagle tracking story on TV
The Sutton Center's Bald Eagle satellite tracking project was featured on Tulsa's KOTV channel 6 TV station. Watch the video....read more »
Track Bald Eagles!
Now you can track the movements of two Oklahoma Bald Eagles!...read more »
Redesigned Sutton Center website!
Welcome to our redesigned website!...read more »
Oklahoma Lesser Prairie-Chicken sightings requested
The Sutton Center is seeking observations of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in northwestern Oklahoma as we conduct an ambitious survey for them this year. You can report your sightings by clicking here....read more »