Join in the fun with Desert Rivers Audubon Society

This is a Sun Lakes barn owl.

This is a Sun Lakes barn owl.

Gwen Grace

The Annual Bird Migrations are starting, and Desert Rivers Audubon Society wants you to join the fun. Desert Rivers Audubon Society (DRAS) events are as follows:

Monthly Meetings:

October 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m., monthly meeting. And then each second Tuesday of the month until April. Place: Southeast Regional Library in Gilbert at 775 N. Greenfield Road. Interesting speakers and inside information on the migrating birds.

Bird Walks:

First Saturday of the month at Chandler Veterans Oasis Park, 8:00 a.m. to noon – free.

Third Saturday of the month at Gilbert Water park, SE Corner of Guadalupe and Greenfield Road, also 8:00 a.m. to noon and free. Takes an hour. Binoculars are available to borrow.

Tour De Bird in Sun Lakes

November 4, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Experience gardens built for birds! Two of the 10 available gardens will be in Sun Lakes, one in Ironwood and one in Sun Lakes Country Club. Tickets are available at the site and on-line at the DRAS website,

Field Trips:

DRAS website,, has information monthly on field trips. Click on the calendar and pick the trip. Register on the leader’s email to be included. Usually, the trips start early morning with an afternoon return. Ride sharing, except for sharing gas, is free.

Check the website for what to wear, how to act and be on time. An experienced trip leader makes all the difference in easy identification of birds.

As the bird migration starts, what is the first duck you can expect to see?