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

Chuck Paradzick - Inside the Legalities of the Endangered Species Act

Tuesday April 10, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Chuck Paradzick is a Principal Scientist with the Salt River Project in their Biological and Cultural Resource Services Department. He started with SRP in 2005 and works on natural resource permitting and compliance for both water and power projects primarily focused on National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Historic Preservation Act. Prior to SRP, he worked 10 years at the Arizona Game and Fish Department on statewide stream and riparian projects and managed and conducted Southwestern Willow Flycatcher research. He is the current chair of the Arizona Water Protection Fund, and he as a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Conservation Biology and Master of Natural Science from ASU.

We thank Chuck for filling in for Lisa McKnight at the last moment!

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

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

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. Liberty Wildlife is present at all walks with LIVE RAPTORS and teachers to teach you and your family about various Arizona raptors.

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

Special Events


Upcoming Arizona Birding & Nature Festivals




Visit the ABA website for birding events across the US.