Monthly Speaker Series

The Desert Rivers Audubon Society Monthly Speaker Series is now offered in person (September-April) and on Zoom (year-round) on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.

• In-person meetings are at the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert at the corner of Greenfield and Guadalupe Roads.

• The meetings are also offered on Zoom; register here to receive the Zoom link.

[Click here to view previous speakers.]

Dave Pearson - Interested in International Birding? How Do You Choose a Site and Then Plan a Trip There? (In-person & Zoom)

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024
7:00pm – 8:00pm
- In Person & Zoom (Sep-Apr)
- Zoom Only (May-Aug)

Dave Pearson, Research Professor at the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, is co-author of "Global Birding", a book published by the National Geographic Society which provides many details on planning international birding tours. On February 13, Dave will guide us through the process of planning you global birding adventure.

“Whether your primary goal is to add to your life list, be wowed by fancy species you have only dreamed about or use birds as an excuse to see new parts of the world, picking a country, planning the itinerary, and preparing for unknown travel experiences can be overwhelming,” Dave says. “We will look at favorite birding sites on each continent and discuss the best way to plan a trip that suits your personality, experience, and sense of adventure.”

We meet at the Southeast Regional Library, corner of Guadalupe and Greenfield Roads, Gilbert. Come at 6:30 to chat with friends and shop our bookstore. The speaker will begin at 7.

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.

Visit the ABA website for birding events across the US.

Upcoming Speakers in 2024: