Tulsa is an amazing place for bird-watching, with so many opportunities to see different varieties of birds. One can walk or bike along the river all day and be sure that they will spot various species flying in front of them at some point during their journey.
My absolute favorite birds to watch in Tulsa are the American White Pelicans. Coming from Colorado (where we used to live), seeing these beautiful giant white birds will take your breathe away; especially, as they gather by the hundreds to stay warm.
The best time to see eagles is supposedly sunrise or sunset, but they are relatively active along the Arkansas River during the day. As a matter of fact, there hasn’t been one time we have gone out to the Tulsa River Parks trail and not seen an eagle.