A darling bird has taken up residency at the Gilbert Water Ranch. You have a chance to find it at the next Desert Rivers Audubon bird walk on Oct 16. We love to refer to it as “Rosy,” a Roseate Spoonbill who varied off course. Bring the family, as there are loaner binoculars for the children, too. A walk will be about 45 minutes with an experienced guide. Come early. It starts at 8 a.m. and goes until the last bird walk at 11:30 a.m. Visit the Desert Rivers Audubon website for information at Desertriversaudbon.org.
If you sign up on the website, you can watch the next presentation at home on Zoom. On Oct. 12, Kathy Oakey is a master gardener and will be presenting “The Importance of Desert Landscaping to Attracting Birds.” Once registered, you will be sent a link. If you have any questions, email [email protected].
Family Bird Walk at Gilbert Water Ranch
When: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
Description Location: Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, 2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Family Bird Walks are monthly on the third Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.
The Gilbert Family Bird Walks are held every third Saturday of the month, October through March, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve, on the southeast corner of Greenfield and Guadalupe Roads in Gilbert, east of the library (parking lot is also east of the library).
There have been over 200 bird species seen at this water recharge facility, making this site one of the best birding spots in the East Valley. This site has many rare birds. These free walks are sponsored by Desert Rivers Audubon, the Riparian Preserve of Gilbert, and Liberty Wildlife. We also have field guidebooks and other nature items for sale at our display tent. Walks leave every 15 minutes or so and last about 45 minutes. No fees or admission charge.