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

Jack Gilcrest - Landscaping for Wildlife

Tuesday October 9, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Residential landscapes can be home for both humans and wildlife and help mitigate the loss of wildlife habitat as lands transition from natural to urban. Landscape architect Jack Gilchrist will cover the basic principles of landscape design and maintenance with an emphasis on enhancing wildlife habitat in then Sonoran Desert. A list of recommended plants for Phoenix Metro landscapes will be provided.

Jack has over 45 years of experience as a landscape architect. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Resources and is a registered landscape architect in the States of Arizona and California. His consulting practice tackles projects ranging in scale from residential design to regional environmental planning studies. He also teaches at ASU’s School of Design and the Desert Botanical Garden.

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.

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

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.