Birding

There is almost an infinite amount of birding info on the Internet! So be sure to Google any questions. But following are some links and other info specific to Oklahoma.

OKBirds Listserve (Rare Bird Alert)


The Sutton Avian Research Center sponsors the OKBirds listserv, a discussion list for those interested in Oklahoma birds, which also functions as our state rare bird alert.. If you have an e-mail address and you are interested in Oklahoma birds and birding, then you will definitely want to sign up.  

 

Birding News from the American Birding Association has the last thirty days of OKBirds messages  on one convenient page. Go to the main Birding News page for 30 days of bird reports from every state and many countries, a great resource when traveling.  

 

A complete archive is also available, but you must first sign up to view it.

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Where can I go birding? 

 

There is no printed birding guide for Oklahoma, but there are two excellent online resources. 

The Oklahoma City Audubon Society has very detailed descriptions of many birding areas in the OKC area. TO view them, go to the OKC Audubon web page, and then on the top click on "Birding Hot Spots".

The Tulsa Audubon Society has an on-line "Guide to Birding in Oklahoma" based on their out of print book. The online version has been updated from the 1986 book. While some of the descriptions are in need of an update (mostly areas gone due to urban sprawl) it is still very useful. It also has a Google Maps interface to locate birding areas.  Click here for the guide

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Christmas Counts

There are over a dozen Christmas Bird Counts held in Oklahoma. Each year, The Tulsa Audubon website features a map and compiles a listing of all CBCs in Oklahoma

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Audubon Societies & Bird Clubs

Click here for a listing of all of Audubon chapters and birding clubs around Oklahoma compiled on the Tulsa Audubon website. 

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Longspurs in Oklahoma


A common question birders visiting Oklahoma ask is "Where can I find longspurs?" This question has been asked on the OKBirds Listserve many times over the years, and on this page from the Tulsa Audubon website I have compiled the answers from Oklahoma birders.

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A Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) ×Neotropic Cormorant (P. brasilianus) hybrid in Oklahoma


North American Birds
Vol. 63 (2009) No. 2
James W. Arterburn & Ronald S. Shepperd

 

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