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  • Oklahoma Wildlife & Prairie Heritage Alliance
    PO Box 483
    Buffalo, Oklahoma 73834
  • Phone (580)735-2322
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FRI
Bird Migration Tours at Hackberry Flat WMA
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
From mid-April through the first of May, Hackberry Flat wetland is used by migrating ducks, shorebirds and songbirds as a stopover place to refuel for their continued journey north. Participants will tour the wetland in a seated, open-air trailer and discover wetland bird species, as well as other wildlife, using the Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area during spring migration. While touring the Area, a Wildlife Biologist will explain how the wetland is managed for wetland-dependent birds and other wildlife. Participants should be prepared for the tour by dressing for the forecasted weather. Wool blankets and binoculars are provided. And, as always, participants at any of the tours are exempt from requiring a current hunting/fishing license or Wildlife Conservation Passport while at Hackberry Flat that day. There is no fee but reservations are required. Due to the length of the tour, children must be at least 8 years old. There are 3 opportunities to take a tour:
Friday, April 27, this evening tour begins at 6 pm and ends around 8 pm. On Saturday, April 28, the morning tour begins at 9 am and ends at Noon. The afternoon tour begins at 1 pm and ends at 4 pm. All tours begin at the Hackberry Flat Center.
APR

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SAT
Bird Migration Tours at Hackberry Flat WMA
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
From mid-April through the first of May, Hackberry Flat wetland is used by migrating ducks, shorebirds and songbirds as a stopover place to refuel for their continued journey north. Participants will tour the wetland in a seated, open-air trailer and discover wetland bird species, as well as other wildlife, using the Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area during spring migration. While touring the Area, a Wildlife Biologist will explain how the wetland is managed for wetland-dependent birds and other wildlife. Participants should be prepared for the tour by dressing for the forecasted weather. Wool blankets and binoculars are provided. And, as always, participants at any of the tours are exempt from requiring a current hunting/fishing license or Wildlife Conservation Passport while at Hackberry Flat that day. There is no fee but reservations are required. Due to the length of the tour, children must be at least 8 years old. There are 3 opportunities to take a tour:
Friday, April 20, this evening tour begins at 6 pm and ends around 8 pm. On Saturday, April 21, the morning tour begins at 9 am and ends at Noon. The afternoon tour begins at 1 pm and ends at 4 pm. All tours begin at the Hackberry Flat Center.
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Male Lesser Prairie-Chickens are starting to gather at the booming grounds.

     Upcoming 2018 OWPHA meeting dates,Special Events & Watchable Wildlife Events.

For Landowners!   Feral Hog Workshop on May 15th Click picture for more information.

 


Bird Migration Tours

April 20 & 21, April 27 & 28, May 4 & 5

    Hackberry Flat Center, near Frederick


OWPHA Meetings: 

            July 9 - Taloga

 October 8 - Prairie Canyon, Hinton

 

 

 


 


The photos on this page are all by Pauline Fahle, Duane Delvecchio, Larry Wright, Trapper Heglin and ODWC unless otherwise noted and are copyright protected.

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Wildlife Checklist

Now available as a .pdf for download.
This companion document to the GPT Map has sections on Birds, Mammals, Amphibians, Reptiles, Butterflies and even Dragonflies & Damselflies!

Click here to open the GPT Wildlife Checklist

 


  • Chickashaw Sand Plum thickets are in bloom!

  • Watch for the first Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

  • Mexican Free-tailed bats are migrating north out of Mexico.

  • Monarchs are making their way north out of Mexico.

  • Male Lesser Prairie-Chickens can be heard dancing & calling at the leks