Sutton Wilderness Area
From the 1986 edition of A Guide to Birding in
Oklahoma published by the Tulsa Audubon Society, updated in 2007.
This is a walking trip that will take about one hour,
depending upon the birding. To reach the area take Robinson St. east
from I 35 to East 12 Ave. Go north three-fourths mile to the wilderness
area signs and the parking lot, just south of the intersection of NE
12th and Rock Creek. This urban wilderness is managed by Norman Parks
There are small artificial lakes with a bordering
variety of evergreen and deciduous trees. The surrounding fields have
been planted to native grasses and forbs. Spring is the best time to
visit the area. Migrating warblers, late wintering sparrows, and newly
arriving nesting birds are to be expected. Painted Buntings are
numerous. Plans are underway to establish a Bluebird Trail in the park.