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.]


A Journey from Bugs to Birds - Evan Waite

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Evan Waite is a Ph.D. candidate in evolutionary biology at Arizona State University. He has always considered himself a naturalist but only seriously took up birding in October of 2021. After six years of higher education working with insects, he now spends a large portion of his free time with binoculars instead of amicroscope. He will be detailing the differences between his career work and his new hobby and the challenges of doing both.


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: TBA