Dave Pearson has been invited to survey for birds on the GRIC for a year and a half to help with their conservation efforts. These are an extension of the annual winter bird count they sponsor that Maricopa Audubon members have been assisting with for over a decade. Pearson will illustrate how birding on the reservation adjacent to the southern county border has opened his eyes to how little most Phoenicians know about our neighbors and how much we depend on them without knowing it.
Dr. Pearson 's specializes in biodiversity, ornithology, ecology and sustainability at ASU’s School of Sustainability. He has written many books on eco-tourism and A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada. He travels extensively, particularly to South America. He also works on international environmental education exchanges for graduate students and elementary teachers and students that promote critical thinking skills and appreciation of cultural diversity.
GRIC Winter Bird Count: Saturday 07 Dec. 2019.
This is your one chance each year to visit this reservation. All are welcome.
From upper Sonaran Desert, to alfalfa fields, creosote flats, riparian areas and extensive marshes, there are many exciting places to look for birds. Details TBA. Look in our Field Trips section for updates.