Birding at Veterans Oasis Park

Environmental Education Center at the Veterans Oasis Park


Veterans Oasis Park is considered one of the premier birding spots in the Valley. Recharge basins, riparian environments and an abundance of native vegetation draws a variety of migratory and local birds to the park. From the tiny burrowing owls to the stunning vermillion flycatchers, over 153 species have been documented in the park.

The EEC and Desert Rivers Audubon Society provide classes throughout the year to encourage new and experienced birders to enjoy the variety of species at Veterans Oasis Park. More information about these classes and others can be found in Break Time or by contacting the EEC.

Free Monthly Family Birdwalks
First Saturday of Every Month November-April 8 a.m.-noon
Desert Rivers Audubon leads free guided bird watching tours through Veterans Oasis Park every first Saturday of the month from November-April. One-hour walks begin every 30 minutes starting at 8 a.m. Be prepared for the outdoors! Sun protection, closed-toe footwear, and drinking water are recommended. Meet at the Red-Tailed Hawk Pavilion.

Create a Backyard Bird Habitat

Do you enjoy watching wildlife? Would you like to see more wildlife in your own yard? This class will show you how to create a home landscape that is safe and inviting to birds and other wildlife. A backyard bird habitat can make your home both more enjoyable and more valuable!

Beginning Birding

Veterans Oasis Park is considered one of the premier birding spots in the Valley, with over 150 identified species! Join this 3-part, beginner level class and discover the where, when and how of birding in central Arizona. Topics include bird identification, equipment, and birding hotspots. This workshop includes an off-site field trip.

Intermediate Birding

Become more confident about bird identification! This three-part series will focus on bird behaviors and you will discover how to identify some of the more challenging species of birds found in Arizona.