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

Kirti Mathura - Landscaping for Birds

Tuesday October 8, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Turn your yard into a natural resort for feathered friends! It's easy to create an inviting environment for birds (and other delightful creatures), using an exciting array of native and desert adapted plants. A carefully planned combination of plants will provide food, shelter, and nesting opportunities for year-round activity.

Kirti has a B. A. degree in botany and environmental biology from the University of Montana. After completing her degree, she worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, running a tree nursery and teaching environmental education in public schools. She has been a guest and participant on several television and radio shows over the years. Kirti has also written or contributed to landscaping and gardening publications. In 2010 Kirti was awarded the prestigious title of Master of the South West by Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine for her contribution to public horticulture for the Phoenix community.

Monthly Speaker Series programs are held at the Southeast Regional Library at the southeast corner of Greenfield and Guadalupe in Gilbert, AZ. New speaker each month, browse our book table for the latest birding guides and more! Doors open at 6:30pm.

Upcoming Speakers:
  • Nov 12 – Birds of Arizona – Charles Babbitt
  • Dec 10 - Birds Bringing Reluctant Neighbors Together (Gila River Indian Community) - Dr David Pearson
  • Jan 14 – Arizona’s Pygmy Owls – Stephen Vaughan
  • Feb 11 – Birding the Neotropics – Cindy Marple
  • Mar 10 - Live Raptor Show – Liberty Wildlife
  • Apr 14 - Dragonflies – Pierre Devche

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


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.

Special Events


Upcoming Arizona Birding & Nature Festivals




Visit the ABA website for birding events across the US.