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

Lisa McKnight - Inside the Legalities of the Endangered Species Act

Tuesday April 10, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Lisa has helped clients comply with the Endangered Species Act when their operations came into contact with species in the wild. In that context, she has helped clients prepare habitat conservation plans to avoid harm to endangered birds, protect additional habitat and manage the habitat in perpetuity. Our plans created habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher and the western yellow billed cuckoo on the Gila, Verde, San Pedro and Salt Rivers. Our plans also protect several species of endangered fish on the Verde River and some frogs and snakes of special concern.

Lisa McKnight is one of the six founding attorneys of Salmon, Lewis & Weldon PLC. Ms. McKnight's practice focuses on environmental and natural resources law, Indian law, and federal administrative law and procedure.

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

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.