Mindful approaches to both the design and implementation of the CPN Eagle Aviary’s enclosures keeps the birds in shape, both mentally and physically.
The CPN Eagle Aviary employs sound animal husbandry practices that create a safe, enriching environment for the eagles and help educate the public about Potawatomi culture. Learn more with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
While many continents have golden eagles, the bald eagle is native to North America, with sightings in every state except Hawaii. Although these birds of prey share similar characteristics, other attributes set them apart.
Submitted by Jennifer Randell and Bree Dunham, Eagle Aviary At the time of our last update, Mko Kno was still north of Lincoln, Nebraska, a few miles south of the Platte River. The weather in that area had been rather mild for winter, but the holiday season brought significant storms. We had several days of Read More »
Submitted by Jennifer Randell and Bree Dunham As most of you may know, Sept. 20, we successfully released Mko Kno, the first eaglet that was hatched at Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Eagle Aviary this spring. He was fitted with a satellite GPS telemetry backpack much like Wadasé Zhabwé wears. We opted for an improved version that Read More »
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 »
Harris hawk. Family Reunion Festival brings together families from across the world to reflect and learn about Potawatomi history at the Tribal headquarters in Oklahoma. Aside from studying the Tribal archives and practices, another way to share Potawatomi culture is by connecting with wildlife. During the summer, Oklahoma is home to more than 120 Read More »
Family Reunion Festival brings together families from across the world to reflect and learn about Potawatomi history at the Tribal headquarters in Oklahoma. Aside from studying the Tribal archives and practices, another way to share Potawatomi culture is by connecting with wildlife. During the summer, Oklahoma is home to more than 120 species of birds. Read More »
The CPN Eagle Aviary has had several noteworthy moments in its few years in operation. Fortunately, many of those special moments have been documented by the two eagle aviary employees, Jennifer Randell and Bree Dunham. “We have had many requests for photos and calendars of the eagles. Finally we were able to sit down and Read More »
In June of 2012 the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary received a juvenile bald eagle originally from the Florida Audubon Society. Many people know this eagle as Wadase and have watched her progress for the past year as she began to explore Pottawatomie County. Long before she was Wadase Zhabwe, CPN staff knew her as Read More »