The Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas Project is primarily focused on coverage of the 583 random blocks throughout the state, but there are certain species we are particularly interested in if they are seen during the nesting season anywhere in the state. If you see any of the following species between the last week of May and the end of July, or if you find evidence of any of these species nesting at other times, please fill out and return a printable Special Interest Species Form. (This form is only 12 kb in size, so it shouldn’t take long to download. It is in WordPerfect 6 format.) For more information contact us. You do not need to be a regular atlas project volunteer to submit SIS forms.

Additional downloadable forms and instructions

Special Interest Birds
Eared Grebe Anhinga
American Bittern Least Bittern
White-faced Ibis Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler Cinnamon Teal
Ruddy Duck Redhead
Hooded Merganser King Rail
Purple Gallinule Common Moorhen
Black-necked Stilt Snowy Plover
Mountain Plover Long-billed Curlew
Least Tern Golden Eagle
Bald Eagle White-tailed Kite
Cooper's Hawk Osprey
Short-eared Owl Long-eared Owl
Western Screech Owl Black-chinned Hummingbird
Lewis' Woodpecker Say's Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher Tree Swallow
Pinyon Jay Verdin
Sedge Wren Cedar Waxwing
Black-capped VIreo Cerulean Warbler
Swainson's Warbler Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Eastern Towhee Henslow's Sparrow
Backman's Sparrow Yellow-headed Blackbird
Lesser Goldfinch and any notably rare nesting species in Oklahoma