Monthly Speaker Series

The Desert Rivers Audubon Society Monthly Speaker Series is now offered in person and on Zoom 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. CDC advisories are observed.

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

[Click here to view previous speakers.]


Cindy Marple - Antarctica

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Photographer Cindy Marple will take us on a visit to the icy southern continent of Antarctica. We’ll explore the wildlife and birds along with the spectacular scenery, and a bit of the history of human involvement with the continent. Penguins, of course, will be featured!

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 teaches birding skills and bird photography classes for Desert Rivers Audubon Society through the Chandler and Gilbert recreation departments. Classes are open to the public.


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: