1935 the Tulsa Audubon Recorder has compiled records of birds observed in Tulsa
County. Annual Recorder's Reports are available
of recorders reports and files from 1934 to 1996 are kept in the Special
Collections Department of the University
of Tulsa's McFarlin Library
An Interactive Map highlighting
the best birding locations in the Tulsa area.
from Jim Arterburn's January, 2011 presentation on the shorebirds of northeastern
Oklahoma. His complete PowerPoint file is available (as a PDF file), as well
as his identification tips, his complete migration chart, references, location
information, and annotated maps of the sod farms,
Keystone Lake & Oologah Lake.
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 I
have compiled the answers from Oklahoma birders.
Avian Research Center sponsors the
listserv, a discussion list for those interested in Oklahoma birds. 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
has the last
thirty days of OKBirds messages on one convenient page (as well as 30 days
of bird reports from every state and many countries). A
complete archive is also
available, but you must first sign up to view it.
of notable bird sightings from OKBirds members are available to anyone to
view at the
Sutton web site.
Oklahoma Bird Records
Committee web site features information on the
for reporting unusual species, and a
searchable database version of the printed statewide Date Guide to Bird of
Oklahoma, as well as other good information about birding in Oklahoma.
A Checklist of the Bird of Tulsa County, last updated in
published by TAS. It can be purchased at any TAS meeting or at the Nature Store
at Oxley Nature
It is also available here as a
PDF File formatted for easy printing
A on-line seasonal guide to what birds to expect is being developed.
A Date Guide, last revised in 1999, provides bar charts
detailing the occurrence of all Tulsa County birds. It can be purchased at any
TAS meeting or at the Nature Store at Oxley
A Guide to Birding In Tulsa County, last revised is 1986, is
published by TAS. It is currently out of print.
Tulsa Audubon participates in the annual Christmas
Bird Count. The count circle encompasses most of northern Tulsa County. The
results of the latest Tulsa count can be found here: Tulsa
Christmas Bird Count
Check out the National
Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count web page and the count analyses by
the Biological Resource Division
of the U.S. Geological Survey (1959-1988). John Shipman, working with
Zoological Data Processing, maintains an ftp
site with the first 12 CBCs (1900-1911) and the USGS data from 1959-1988 and
1994; see also his Christmas
Bird Count database project. In addition, see the Christmas
Bird Count Home Page.
TAS Field Trips are a great way
to get out and see birds around Tulsa, and around the state.