Monthly Speaker Series

Programs are held the second Tuesday of the month, September through April, from 7pm to 9pm

Our Speaker Series will be presented online, through Zoom, until further notice.
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Registration is free.


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Monthly Speaker Series - Liberty Wildlife - Anne Peyton and Claudia Kirschner

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021
7:00pm – 9:00pm

The annual Liberty Wildlife presentation has always been a high point of our Monthly Speaker Series. This year Liberty cannot offer a nose-to-beak experience, but this presentation promises to be special! Because the Zoom program broadcasts directly from the Liberty Wildlife campus, Education Volunteers Anne Peyton and Claudia Kirschner will be able to show us animals that do not travel to shows. Liberty Wildlife treats more than 9,000 animals per year with the goal of returning them to the wild.


Upcoming Speakers
  • Mar 9 Jon Arona - The Urban Forest
  • Apr 13 Margaret Dyekman– Backyard Birding

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.