Wadase update: December 2014

Winter weather and freezing temperatures have already arrived here in Oklahoma and the forecast called for possible snowfall before Thanksgiving. Watching the eagles and other wildlife that frequent the aviary grounds it seems clear the weatherman may have it right this time. The CPN eagles’ appetites have almost doubled in recent days and the young Read More »

Wadase udpdate: November 2014

At the time of the last Wadase Zhabwe update, Wadase was heading further north from the area she had been consistently staying near Ponca City, Okla. on the Salt Fork River and further from home on September 14. We had to wait three very long days to check telemetry to find out where she might Read More »

Wadase update: October 2014

As we transition into fall here in Oklahoma, everything is greener than usual as a result of our milder temperatures and the added rainfall late in the summer. We are thankful for the rain. However, that also means an extended mosquito season. This month we will be vaccinating the birds against the West Nile Virus Read More »

Male and Female American Bald Eagles, similar, but not the same

For most people, catching a glimpse of the American Bald Eagle is a rare event. Even for tribal members and visitors to the CPN Eagle Aviary, the opportunity to see an eagle up close is a moving experience. Despite their name, bald eagles are actually not bald at all. The word “bald” is an archaic Read More »

Wintering Eagles of Oklahoma

The bald eagle is a migratory species. Those birds that nest in the Great Lakes states and adjacent areas in Canada fly south to find food for the winter, and many find their way to Oklahoma. Eagles begin arriving here in late November and December. Their numbers peak in January and February, and most birds Read More »

CPN Aviary staff to attend Kaw Lake Ultimate Eagle Watch

CPN Eagle Aviary managers Jennifer Randell and Bree Dunham will be at the Kaw Lake Ultimate Eagle Watch in Ponca City on Jan. 18. “This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to see eagles in their natural environment and there should be an abundance of extra migrants in this year because of the Read More »

Wadase update: January 2014

  Wadase seemed to find a rhythm within the fall. Spending a few days at the Aviary and then a few days following the river, she was frequenting the areas she had previously explored and did not deviate far from that routine. Until, for reasons we cannot know, after the first week in November she Read More »