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

Bill Auberle - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday November 14, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is Arizona’s Refuge – for Birds and More

The North American lands above the Arctic Circle are breeding grounds many iconic species of wildlife. Birds migrate from these remote yet precious breeding grounds to all six continents. Exploitation of fossil fuel resources below the tundra and the ocean's floor have disrupted and destroyed vast nesting sites and migration routes. Now these same industries and their political allies threaten what's left -- the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For the birds, wildlife, and indigenous peoples of the tundra, and for us -- we should care and act.

Bill is Professor Emeritus at NAU. He has 40 years of experience in environmental engineering and management. Bill's baccalaureate degree in industrial engineering and masters degree in environmental engineering were earned at West Virginia University. He continued graduate studies at Columbia University and the University of Missouri.

Monthly Speaker Series - held at the Southeast Regional Library 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.