Monthly Speaker Series


Monthly Programs are held at the
Southeast Regional Library
775 N. Greenfield Road
Gilbert, AZ

The second Tuesday of the month
September through April
from 7pm to 9pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Cindy Marple - Birds (and Kangaroos) of South Australia

Tuesday February 12, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Long separated from other continents, Australia is home to a unique variety of plants, animals and birds. Almost half of the 842 bird species are endemic (found only in Australia). In this program, we’ll look at birds and other wildlife from the southern part of the country including Tasmania. Some, like Kookaburra, Rainbow Lorikeets and Kangaroos, are familiar to us, and we’ll see those along with many more which are lesser known.

Cindy Marple is a Nature Photographer whose favorite subject is birds. Her interest in birds and birding has grown as she spends time observing and learning more about her subjects. She now teaches an Intermediate Birding class through the City of Chandler Recreation department, and presents slide shows at local camera clubs and Audubon Societies.

Monthly Speaker Series programs are held at the Southeast Regional Library at the southeast corner of Greenfield and Guadalupe in Gilbert, AZ. New speaker each month, browse our book table for the latest birding guides and more! Doors open at 6:30pm.

Volunteer Opportunities
Desert Rivers Audubon runs on volunteer power!

If you like to get your hands dirty, you'll enjoy our Hummingbird and Burrowing Owl Habitat Projects.

Love technology? We need your help with monthly AV setups, social media, mobile technology and citizen scientist databases.

If you enjoy passing along your love of birds and the outdoors, we train bird walk leaders.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Anne Koch atredray@gmail.com


Desert Rivers Audubon Society Calendar

Monthly Family Birdwalks


The Gilbert Family Walks are held every third Saturday, October through March, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve on the southeast corner of Guadalupe and Greenfield Roads in Gilbert, east of the library. 30-45 minute walks start at 8AM and run until noon.
More info here

The Chandler Family Walks are on first Saturdays, November through April, at the City of Chandler's Veterans Oasis Park at 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd in Chandler, near the Env. Ed. Center building. (NE Corner of Chandler Heights Rd. and Lindsay Rd.) These walks also run 8AM to noon.
More info here

Liberty Wildlife, a non-profit wildlife rehab organization, displays live raptors at the Gilbert bird walks in October, January and March, and at Veteran’s Oasis Park in November, February and April. Experts are on hand to explain the birds’ habits and traits, giving visitors a close-up look at these avian hunters.

Both Walks are free, and we provide expert guides, loaner binoculars, Bird Bingo for kids and learning opportunities for adults, high school science classes and Scouting groups.

Special Events


Upcoming Arizona Birding & Nature Festivals




Visit the ABA website for birding events across the US.