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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 March 9, 1:30 PM at the Bettendorf Public Library.  Larry Stone will give a free public program, "Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa’s Bird Lady".  This program is based on the book by Larry and Jon Stravers.

Thursday March 9, 7:00 PM (Virtual Meeting).  Millions of waterfowl are on the move, and many different species will be passing through the Quad Cities in the next month or two! Join us as Tim Murphy discusses how to identify them!   Zoom link:

March 11, 2023  8:00am Field Trip.  Princeton Iowa Wildlife Management Area spring waterfowl walk.  Meet at Princeton Wildlife Area south boat ramp end of 266th Street at 8:00am.  For questions contact

April 8 Field Trip Cone Marsh.  Meet at the Marquette Street Boat Ramp, Davenport at 7:00am.  Cone Marsh southwest of Muscatine is great for viewing waterfowl and shorebirds.  For questions contact

Thursday April 13 7:00pm  Butterworth Education Center,  701 12th Avenue, Moline.  Program:  Brian Fox Ellis, representing Illinois Audubon Society and a renowned character actor portrays "Robert Ridgeway, An Illinois Ornithologist"  Ridgeway was a prominent ornithologist and Curator of Ornithology at Smithsonian Museum beginning 1880.

April 29, Stroll Thru Springtime,  Black Hawk State Historic Site,  Rock Island.  Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park.  Bird Walk 7:00-9:00am  Program 9:00-10:00am  Wildflower Walk 10:00-Noon.

May 6, Illinois Spring Bird Count.  See article newsletter.  Contact Tim Murphy 309-764-9779 or for further information.  Coordinated by Illinois Natural History Survey.

May 6 Earth Day Recognized.  Farmers Market Freight House, Davenport 8:00am-2:00pm.

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