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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.


All events are open to the public:

The IOU Big Weekend (Iowa Ornithologists Union), Saturday and Sunday, May 1,2.  The goal is to record as many species as you can throughout the state those two days. Here's the link for entering your species seen -

Illinois Spring Bird Count, Saturday, May 8.  Contact Tim Murphy to coordinate count locations and times at 309-764-9779 or email: For information on Spring Bird Count in general - birds/sbc/.  

Global Big Day for Birding, May 8 - Putnam Museum looking for volunteers.  Help with Bird Count in Black Earth/Big River exhibit for the Global Big Day May 8 for e-Bird. Volunteering would be in the gallery interacting with families to help identify some of the bird species on the exhibit list.

Public Meeting, Thursday, May 13, 2021, 7:00 pm, ZOOM MEETING - Join us from the comfort of your home.  Contact for the link to the zoom meeting to join us.

Field Trip, Saturday May 15th, 2021 - Illiniwek and Dorrance Parks. Half day trip. Meet at Illiniwek Park, east side of highway at 6:00am. To view migrating and resident warblers, orioles, tanagers. This field trip in 2020 offered amazing views of a great many species. 

Field Trip, Sunday June 6th, 2021 - Mississippi Palisades. This is an all day event. Those interested in attending should meet at Brothers Restaurant in Rapids City at 6:00am. Carpooling will be at discretion of participants. We will stop at Lock and Dam 13 and Spring Lake to view waterfowl en route to Palisades to focus primarily on breeding warblers. This has typically yielded good views of yellow-throated, parula, Kentucky, cerulean warblers and many other species.   

June 11, 9:30 am.  Nature Walk near Fairmount Library along the bike path and near Fairmount wetlands.  Bring binoculars if you have them.

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