While Chandler is generally thought of as an urban destination, the community has been recognized as one of Arizona's premier birding sites, specifically Chandler's Veterans Oasis Park.
Perfect for experienced and novice bird enthusiasts, Veterans Oasis Park is home to over 150 species of birds - many of which may find their names on one's life list for active birders. The area also is a habitat for burrowing owls. Early risers who walk the park's 4.5 miles of trails might just spot the owls or other birds such as Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, herons, and egrets.
Before you head to the park, be sure to print an updated bird listprovided by the City of Chandler.
Families will want to make plans for the FREE Family Bird Walks led by Desert Rivers Audubon Society the first Saturday of the month, November- April at Veterans Oasis Park.