Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas
Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas now available!
- 532 pages
- 220 color photos
- 230 color maps
A finalist for the 2005 Oklahoma Book Award! Available from the University of Oklahoma Press web site.
Also available: Leather bound, signed, hand numbered, limited edition with gilded edges and a slipcase. $200 plus $10 shipping. To order, send check made out to:
Sutton Avian Research Center
P.O. Box 2007
Or, call 1-918-336-7778 (M--F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Central) with Visa or MasterCard number.
In cooperation with the University of Oklahoma's Biological Survey, the Sutton Avian Research Center conducted a Breeding Bird Atlas Project in Oklahoma. The field work for the Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas began in Spring of 1997, and was completed in 2001.
The Atlas utilized volunteers who surveyed approximately 600 randomly determined "blocks", attempting to identify all the species potentially breeding in those blocks. Since the field work was completed, maps showing the breeding distribution for each species throughout the state have been produced, and coupled with text and a color photo for each species. The resulting book is currently available at the University of Oklahoma Press.
One long-term benefit of an atlas project is that it can be repeated in 20-25 years, and changes in the distributions of breeding birds may indicate the well being of those species in the state.
The atlas project was featured on KOTV 6 in Tulsa.
Breeding Bird Atlas Project volunteers receive a periodic project newsletter. You can now view selected articles from these back issues online by clicking here.
A special "thank-you" to the major financial supporters of this project: Phillips Petroleum Company, The Williams Companies, the Helmerich Foundation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Region 2).
Also see our Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas page.