Upcoming Events

Event Calendar

Urban Naturalist

Monthly expert-guided field trips during April, May, June, August & September

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From majestic saguaro forests to red-rock wonderlands to cool, piney woods...Arizona has it all. Many of these special places aren't just important to people, they are critical to birds as well. Our state boasts 45 Important Bird Areas but how many have you been to?

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Birds 'n Beer

Every third Thursday of the month, doors open at 5:30pm, program begins at 6:30pm

Join us after work every third Thursday of the month for Birds 'n Beer.  Sip on a Four Peaks brew while enjoying an entertaining and enlightening presentation on wildlife.  Meet other professionals who care about Arizona's beautiful natural spaces.  New topic every month. Check out our Facebook page for details and to RSVP: facebook.com/audubonaz.

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Having a brew out on the wetlands before the presentation
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Enjoying the view from the Audubon Center during Birds'n Beer

Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
3131 S Central Avenue, Phoenix

Tapping into Conservation Launch Party
August 1st, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Thanks to Audubon's Toyota Together Green program, Audubon Arizona and Four Peaks Brewing Company are getting ready to celebrate the tapping of the first keg of Western Rivers Ale, Four Peaks' latest Single Tank Brew.  Come raise a glass for the bird that inspired the brew, the western yellow-billed cuckoo, and learn how you can join Audubon in our efforts to bring it back from the brink.

You'll enjoy craft beer, local food trucks, and homegrown music from World Class Thugs - all against the backdrop of Downtown Phoenix, the Salt River, and Audubon Arizona's Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center.

Admission is free, but an RSVP to sprager@audubon.org is required.

Can't wait for August to help the western yellow-billed cuckoo and its habitat?  Join the Western Rivers Action Network and start protecting flow in the Colorado River Basin today!

Conservation Workdays

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Every third Saturday of the month, September-April (excluding December), 8am-noon

Looking for a way to make a difference? Sign up for our Conservation Workdays at the Rio Salado Habitat and get your hands dirty to benefit wildlife! Help prepare a pollinator garden, clean up the river bed, create bird habitat, remove invasive plants. No experience necessary! Great for individuals and groups. Contact Cathy Wise at 602-468-6470 or via email to sign up.


Enchanted Trail: October 24-25, 5:30 - 8:00pm

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Join us for a night of free family fun at our annual fall festival. Enchanted Trail, and get a rare glimpse of the Rio Salado by night whlle learning about Arizona's nocturnal wildlife.

While exploring the trail, you will enjoy nature by night, guided night hikes, food concessions, live wildlife, trick-or-treating, halloween crafts, a spooky bat cave and much more!


Weekly Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, 8am - 9am, weekly, weather permitting, during the spring and fall.

Join one of our resident bird enthusiast for a relaxed birding foray into the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.  All ages are welcome and loaner binoculars are available. 

Birders will meet in the WEST side parking lot of the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center (3131 S. Central Ave). 

For more information contact us at (602) 468-6470 and find us on facebook.com at facebook.com/audubonAZ 

*No bird walks begining Memorial Day weekend. Bird walks will resume in the fall on Saturday, October 3, 2015*

2015 Spring Schedule:  January - May

2015 Fall Schedule:  October - December



Animal Encounters
11am-noon, 2nd Saturday of each month, September - April

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Liberty Wildlife & the AZ Game and Fish Department partner with Audubon Arizona to bring you up close and personal with Arizona wildlife.  You won't want to miss this fun and educational experience! Great for families.

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Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
3131 S Central Avenue, Phoenix

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