Special Interest Species

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


You are donating to : Greennature Foundation

How much would you like to donate?
$10 $20 $30
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Additional Note