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. CDC advisories are observed.

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

[Click here to view previous speakers.]


Keeping Cool: How Love Birds and Other Birds Are Adapting to Rising Temperatures - Kevin McGraw

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Kevin McGraw is a professor in evolutionary andsystems biology in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. His research explores two major themes in behavioral ecology: how and why animals are colorful, and the impacts of human activities andcities on wildlife health and viability. His main study subject is the house finch, a widespread visitor to our backyards and wildlands here in the Phoenix area.


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.


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