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.
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 »
November 18th, 2013
The 2014 Sutton Scholarship Award application is now available on page http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/sutton_scholarship_awards. Open to Oklahom...read more »
November 14th, 2013
Sutton Center Executive Director Dr. Steve Sherrod was recently interviewed regarding wind energy turbines and birds by the Osage Nation, which is ...read more »
November 5th, 2013
The Sutton Center was recently honored to receive the Hamerstrom Award for “exemplary contributions to prairie grouse conservation." Bes...read more »More News