Mission: To educate and inspire Arizona to protect & preserve birds, wildlife & their habitats
Results: We have successfully installed the Burrowing Owl Habitat at Zanjero Park, Gilbert and continue to monitor the status of the owls living there. We received the mayors award for over 100 hours of volunteer service this past year for our work at the Hummingbird habitat at Desert Breeze Park, Chandler. We have won a grant from AZ Game & Fish to produce Tour de Bird, a backyard habitat garden tour this year.
Geographic areas served: Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, the San Tan Valley & parts of Pinal County.
Programs: Citizen science OwlWatchers, Burrowing Owl habitat installation, demonstrate sustainable landscaping at Hummingbird Habitat at Desert Breeze Park, monthly guided free Birdwalks, Early Birds Kids Club, monthly public education programs.
I participated in the Burrowing Owl project at Zanjero Park in Gilbert in the Spring of 2012. It was very organized and everyone worked well together to build the habitats. I also have been on an Owl Talk event at the park recently led by Stacy which was very informative! These experiences have inspired me to register for some birding classes through the City of Chandler! I'm sure I'll be a member of the Desert River Audubon Society soon! Great Group!
It wasn't nearly as long and sweaty a day as I feared with so much help from the community installing burrowing owl burrows at Zanjero Park, Gilbert, last fall. Glad to help the little guys, too! What a great project--an urban setting to see these enigmatic owls. Desert Rivers Audubon was organized and helped provide instruction on what & how to construct the burrows with Greg Clark & Wild at Heart.