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

Larisa Hardin - Cormorants

Tuesday September 11, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bird surveys in Arizona show a significant increase in the number of cormorants over the past decade, but little is known about how they are distributed across the landscape or how they impact native and sport fish populations. The Arizona Game and Fish Department collects data on cormorant populations and their feeding habits in order to recommend management strategies to minimize large impacts on fish populations.

Biologist Larisa Hardin has led the cormorant studies in her position as the Terrestrial Research Program Manager at the Arizona Fish and Game Department. An outdoor adventurer at heart, she grew up hiking and camping in east Tennessee. She pursued her interest in wildlife in the west, completing her undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology at Brigham Young University, and her doctoral degree at the University of New Mexico. She worked in Death Valley and in northern Sweden as a graduate and post-doctoral student.

Program is held at the Southeast Regional Library on the southeast corner of North Greenfield and East Guadalupe Roads in Gilbert. Enjoy an expert speaker each month and browse our book table for the latest birding guides and more! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program starts at 7.

We thank Chuck for filling in for Lisa McKnight at the last moment!

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

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.