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State’s Flying Mammal Focus of Ongoing OU Research

Researchers from the University of Oklahoma are assessing the overall health and movements of the Mexican free-tailed bat at the Wildlife Department’s Selman Bat Cave WMA.

Oct 26, 2023

Biologist Hauls in Remarkable Woodpecker Sightings

Four species of woodpecker were detected within an Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas survey block near the community of Vinson. The survey was completed as part of the state's second atlas effort.

Aug 24, 2023

Biologist Gets Up with the Birds to Track Status & Trends

The longstanding Breeding Bird Survey gives insights into Oklahoma’s avian populations. We tagged along with a biologist to count birds in southeastern OK.

Jul 20, 2023

State’s Botanist Inventories Plants Growing at Arbuckle Springs WMA

Oklahoma’s state botanist will visit Arbuckle Springs WMA throughout the 2023 growing season to document the area’s plant diversity.

Apr 20, 2023

Pioneering Grant Program Reaches Milestone

Wildlife Department celebrates 20 years of the State Wildlife Grant Program, a grant program dedicated to funding research and surveys for nongame species.

Oct 26, 2022

Rare Bee Detected at Cookson Wildlife Management Area

Native bee survey helps build list of known pollinators in Oklahoma, including a rare bee detected at Cookson WMA.

Sep 22, 2022

The Quest for an Uncommon Butterfly

A survey team searched the tallgrass prairie for a butterfly known as a regal fritillary.

Jun 23, 2022

Survey of Oklahoma Lakes Bags Invasive Plants

Distribution and impact of invasive plants evaluated at 147 of the state’s lakes.

May 26, 2022

New Survey Efforts Launch this Spring

Wildlife Department partners with two universities and a conservation group to learn about and survey species of greatest conservation need.

Apr 21, 2022

Christmas Bird Counts Reveal Impacts of the February 2021 Big Freeze

Early results from the longest-running bird count give biologists a look at how some species fared the 2021 Big Freeze.

Feb 24, 2022