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.
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.
May 12, Thursday - Monthly Meeting: Andrew DiAllesandro, Private Lands Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Ser- vice will present a program on, “Habitat Restoration and the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program”. It will include helpful tips on habitat restoration on private property and how U.S. Fish and Wildlife can help.
~~ Spot-Breasted Oriole Florida Dec. 1, 2015 Photo by Dick Sayles
All events are open to the public:
September 8, Thursday - Monthly Meeting: Jon Stravers, Director of Driftless Area Bird Conservation, will present a program: Observations: Red-Shouldered Hawks to Cerulean Warblers and the Connections In Between".
September 18, Sunday - Field Trip to Wildcat Den and surrounding area for many possible migrants. Lots of surprises on this trip last year! This trip will meet at Buffalo Shores at 7:00 a.m. Possible steep hikes and trails, duration half day, with lunch option at Fairport, Iowa. Please RSVP to Dick Sayles at 563-676-9616 by Saturday Sept. 10.
October 8, Saturday - Field Trip to Credit Island, Nahant Marsh and Sunderburch Park. Meet at Sunderbruch Park at 7:00 a.m. Last year we had some fungi surprises at Sunderbruch Park and Green Herons at Credit Island. This trip will be half day and may include steep trails, but, walking them is not required to enjoy this trip.
October 13, Thursday - Monthly Meeting: Heather Herakovich, PhD Candidate, Northern Illinois University, will present a program: "The Effects of Bison Reintroduction on Grassland Bird Nest Success at Nachusa Grasslands."
October 22, Saturday - Field Trip to Crow Creek Park in Bettendorf, Iowa. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the north entrance by the Quarry. Duration of this trip 3 hours, very easy walking. Last year we had a very photogenic Barred Owl, and many late migrants, and beautiful year round residents.
November 6, Sunday - Field Trip to Smith's Island Lock and Dam 14 near LeClaire, Iowa. Meet at 8:00 at Parking Lot at Lock and Dam 14 (Iowa Side). Duration 3 hours, possible lunch option and further birding at Lost Grove Lake.
November 10, Thursday - Monthly Meeting: Ecologist, Cornelia F. Mutel, Senior Science writer at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering, will discuss her newest book, "A Sugar Creek Chronicle Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland, University of Iowa Press, 2016.
November 19, Saturday - Field Trip to Thomson Causeway in Illinois. Meet at 7:30AM at Brother's Restaurant in Rapid City, Illinois (HWY 84). This field trip highlights migrating waterfowl. Half day with optional lunch in Thomson, Ill. followed with more birding in the surrounding area. Another of the great bird trips of the year.