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WELCOME

Welcome to the Quad City Audubon Society. A chapter of the National Audubon Society, we are an association of local volunteers whose primary concerns are birds and the habitats that sustain them.

Little Blue Heron

~~ Little Blue Heron. Photo by Jody Millar

Mission Statement

The Quad City Audubon Society (QCAS) is dedicated to the enjoyment of birds, a better understanding of the natural world, stewardship of natural areas and habitats, fellowship, improvement of community awareness of environmental issues, and education of youth for the benefit of future generations.

UPCOMING EVENTS

All events are open to the public:


September 10th, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Thursday - Membership Meeting, The Butterworth Center. Local environmental advocate Lori O’Dell McCollum will present “The Climate Crisis: What You Can Do to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint.”

September 20th, 2020, 7:30 a.m., Sunday - Field Trip, Illiniwek and Dorrance Park. We’ll be on the lookout for fall warblers and early migrants on this half day field trip. Meet at the east side of Route 84 at the south parking area of Illiniwek Forest Preserve. For further information, contact Tim Murphy 309-764-9779.

October 8th, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Thursday - Membership Meeting, The Butterworth Center. Our speaker this month is Quad City Audubon Board Member, Dr. Brian Peer of Western Illinois University. His program is titled “Prothonotary Warbler: Jewel of the Quad City Swamps.” He will share information from research he and his students have been conducting on these beautiful birds in the Quad Cities area.

October 10th, 2020, 8:00 a.m., Saturday - Field Trip, Crow Creek Park (4701 Devils Glen Road), Bettendorf. We’ll be looking for late fall warblers and early winter residents on this half day field trip. Meet at the Quarry Parking Lot.

November 15th, 2020, 7:00 a.m., Sunday - Field Trip, Lock and Dam 13. This is a field trip to focus on migrating waterfowl with an emphasis on the Mississippi River from Lock and Dam 13 to Savanna, Illinois. Meet at Brothers Restaurant (1718 2nd Avenue, Rapids City, Illinois) for carpooling/caravan.

December 10th, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Thursday - Membership Meeting, The Butterworth Center. Our speaker will be our club's president, Jody Millar, who will share her knowledge on Bald Eagles. Following the program, will be our annual Pie Night, with a few changes: there will be a one-way line into the kitchen where the pie will be served, and seating will be at new small tables in three rooms to provide social distancing. If you are able, please bring your favorite pie to share.


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