First eaglet hatched at CPN Eagle Aviary will soon soar

Aviary staff has been working to prepare an American bald eagle hatched at the facility in May for release. In addition to securing permission from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to release the eagle, the staff prepared the aviary so that it can to come and go from the facility to ensure he’s Read More »

Wadase update: March 2016

February’s article for the aviary didn’t contain a great deal of information about Wadasé Zhabwé other than a brief description of her recent telemetry location and movements. We knew that would often be the case as she visits the aviary less frequently. While we were happy to report that she was doing well according to Read More »

CPN Community Garden ready for spring

CPN’s first community garden was planted in 2014. Tending it has become an annual activity that many elders, tribal members and employees take part in. Not only do they get fresh fruits and vegetables, but the time in the garden together allows them to talk about Potawatomi traditions and foods. With the winter season coming Read More »

Wadasé update: January 2016

Nov. 10 was the last morning that Wadasé Zhabwé visited the aviary. She arrived early from her roost in the east pasture and spent the better part of the morning out front, perched high in the pecan tree where she could catch the warm rays of the morning sun. By midday the had headed towards Read More »

Wadase update: December 2015

Here in Oklahoma, we are already beginning to see migrant bald eagles coming in for the winter months. Large kettles of vultures heading south have been a regular sight above the aviary as well. Perhaps that is why Wadasé Zhabwé returned in mid-September, after an absence of nearly eight months. She may be following migrating Read More »

Wadase update: November 2015

233 days is the equivalent of seven months and three weeks. That’s how long it has been since Wadasé Zhabwé has stopped for a visit at the aviary. The last time that she was here was January 23, 2015. Studying her telemetry, we know that she flew over as she passed through on her return Read More »

Wadase update: August 2015

January 23, 2015 was the last positive sighting of Wadasé Zhabwé at the aviary. However that’s not to say she hasn’t been in the area. On several occasions she has roosted overnight in an old, favorite spot of hers where Squirrel Creek meets the North Canadian River just north of the aviary. She has even Read More »

Wadase update: May 2015

The landscscape around us has swiftly changed with spring’s arrival. Winters colors have gone and the trees leafed out almost overnight it seems. The Great Horned owls who nest in the big pecan out back have already seen their owlets hatch and leave the nest. In the evening you can hear them calling with a Read More »

Wadasé Zhabwé soars beyond all expectations: April 2015

Time flies it seems. On April 16, 2015, 730 days will have passed to mark two years since Wadasé’s release. She has surpassed all expectations as we continue to learn valuable information from her telemetry. Many experts in the field marvel at the incredible amount of data gathered and her continued progress. With flights reching Read More »

Wadase update: January 2015

As the sun begins to peak over the horizon, the aviary pasture is already busy in the grey daylight. More than a dozen deer graze while the resident tom turkeys are busy courting several hens as the eagles begin calling. However, these were not a greeting for the morning sun but frenzied calls that usually Read More »