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Monthly Membership Meetings

Quad City Audubon Society holds monthly membership meetings from September through May, on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline. Every meeting includes a presentation on a natural history or conservation topic. Topics run the gamut from butterflies to endangered ocean life, to ice-age geology, and, of course, birds. Birding presentations span the globe from the Arctic to the Antarctic, with stops in the tropics, and the Midwest.

Friday - Sunday, September 16 - 18.  The annual Iowa Ornithological Union (IOU) fall meeting will be held in the Quad Cities this year! Registration and Social will be 5-8 PM on Friday September 16, 2022.

Field Trips will include Nahant Marsh, Princeton Marsh, Wildcat Den.  Field trip leaders include Susan Nixon, Brian Peer, Brian Ritter and James Wiebler.

For additional information and a link to registration, see:

Thursday, October 13, 2022. 7:00 pm. Public Meeting via Zoom. The Geography of Grassland Bird Conservation:  How International Bird Conservation Efforts are Linked to Actions in Your Backyard 
James J. Giocomo, PhD, Central Region Director, American Bird Conservancy - Jim will talk about how large-scale continental and national grassland bird planning and population monitoring, supports medium-scale regional and state bird conservation, though local scale management decisions.  Jim will also talk about how you can contribute to grassland bird monitoring and conservation in your backyard and neighborhood. Hint, if you are using ebird, you are already contributing! October Meeting Zoom Link:

Saturday, October 15, 2022. Field trip to Sunderbruch park and Fairmount Cemetery. Meet at the Sunderbruch main parking lot at 8:00 am. 

Saturday, November 12, 2022. Field trip to observe migrating waterfowl. Meet at Shuler’s Shady Grove Park/boat ramp in Rapids City, IL at 8:00 am. 

Thursday, December 8, 2022. Public Meeting 7:00 pm – Pie Night, Butterworth Center. Folks may bring pie to share, or just join in the fun. Program speaker to be announced. Please watch our web page for more information.  


An archive of monthly membership meetings, field trips and special events from past years can be viewed here: Calendar Archives

Acknowledgment: photo by Ken Carnes 


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:

Thursday, December 8, 2022. Public Meeting 7:00 pm – Pie Night, Butterworth Center. Join fellow bird-lovers for this fun annual tradition! You're welcome to bring a pie to share, OR just bring yourselves for some bird-related fun! If you have photos that you'd like to share, please email them to several days beforehand. There will also be a "bird quiz" like no other you've experienced. Prizes will be given!

Wednesday, December 14 - January 5, 2023. The Christmas Bird Count. Select an area that you would be interested in participating and sign up with Kelly McKay (309-235-4661). The areas for QC Audubon Christmas Bird Count are as follows. Clinton/Savanna; Eastern Knox County; Princeton/Camanche; Louisa County; Burlington Iowa; Davenport (Quad Cities); Sterling/Rock Falls, Illinois; Western Mercer County; Muscatine; Andalusia/Buffalo; Buchanan County; Bald Bluff; Eastern Mercer County; Northwest Clayton County; Southeast Clayton County; Call Kelly McKay for more information 309-235-4661.

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