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Members' Picks: Quad City Birding Spots

Illinois Audubon Society 
(www.illinoisaudubon.org)

Iowa Audubon 
(www.iowaaudubon.org)

National Audubon Society 
(www.audubon.org)

Iowa Ornithologists' Union ** 
(www.iowabirds.org)

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
(www.birds.cornell.edu)

All About Birds 
(www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/AllAboutBirds) 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
(www.fws.gov)

Quad Cities Earth Week Coalition 
(www.qcearthweek.org)

IBET (Illinois Birders Exchanging Thoughts) ** 
(www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds)

Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas 
(bba.iowabirds.org)

The Great Backyard Bird Count 
(www.birdsource.org/gbbc/)

American Birding Association 
(www.aba.org/birding/)

** These web sites allow you to see bird sightings from around the state.

 

They also allow you to join their bulletin boards and report your own sightings.

 

 

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:


January 5-7—Bald Eagle Days: The 31st annual Bald Eagle Days held at the QC Expo Center, Rock Island, IL., 4pm-8 pm Friday; 10 am-8 pm Saturday, and 10 am-5 pm Sunday. QCAS will again be hosting a booth and guiding Bald Eagle watching bus tours. Volunteers needed; contact any Board Member.

January 11—Monthly Meeting: Kelly McKay will discuss his experiences with the Christmas Bird Count and the first full Christmas Bird Count Marathon. Kelly is an expert birder and always has interesting information to share. He is the Director of the BioEco Research and Monitoring Center and performs contracted field studies.

February 8—Monthly Meeting: Randy Nyboer is a Botanist and Field Biologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey and retired from the Illinois Department of Conservation. He is very knowledgeable about Illinois Natural areas and will be speaking on “Native Plants”. You won’t want to miss Randy’s presentation!

February 17—Sunderbruch Park: Meet at 9:00 am in parking lot. Address: 4675 Telegraph Rd., Davenport, IA. Birding and attaching blue bird houses to metal poles. Half day trip.

March 8—Monthly Meeting: Carole Teator is an Eastern Iowa Manager of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. She will speak about what this organization works on and how Audubon member can help.

March 24—Cone Marsh: Meet at Credit Island Lodge at 8 am to car pool. We will look for waterfowl migration.

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