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WELCOME

Cedar WaxwingWelcome 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.

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.

~~ Eastern Bluebird, photo by Dick Sayles

UPCOMING EVENTS

All events are open to the public:


Through May 25, 2019 - The year's best bird photographs have arrived at Davenport's Main Public Library, downtown Davenport, Iowa.  The exhibit is sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Quad Cities Audubon Society.  The photographs were selected from 8,000 entries.  Come take a look, and let these photographs inspire you to seek out some of Nature' most beautiful creatures this spring!  The exhibit leaves Davenport May 25, 2019 for Garrison, New York.
https://www.audubon.org/news/the-audubon-photography-awards-traveling-exhibition  

May 4, Saturday ~ Illinois Spring Bird Count - QC Audubon has coordinated efforts in Rock Island County. In addition, QCAS members have also provided individuals to count Henry and Mercer counties as well. For further information, contact Tim Murphy 309-764-9779. The Illinois Spring Bird Count is coordinated statewide by the Illinois Natural History Survey and additional information can be obtained at http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/ collections/ birds/sbc/. 

May 9, Thursday, Members Meeting ~ Our speaker is Jill Schmidt, a Naturalist with the Clinton County Conservation Board and the title of her presentation is "Going bats for Bats.” 

May 11, Saturday ~ Dorrance County Park, Illiniwek Forest Preserve ~ We will meet at 7 am at the south trailhead off Route 84 at Illiniwek Forest Preserve, (bluff side parking lot).  We will bird for a brief time at Illiniwek and then head to the north end of Port Byron, IL to focus on Dorrance Park.  This will be a half-day trip.   

May 11, Saturday ~ Non-Audubon event at Port Louisa NWR, Iowa ~ Join Refuge staff and the Friends of Port Louisa NWR for a Spring Bird Festival, 7 am - 11 am: Songbird banding 7 am to 11 am, Refuge staff and trained volunteers will band birds; bird walk 7 am, all are welcome to join David Griffin on a hike along the nature trail in the forest and along Muscatine Slough to look for birds. This is a great opportunity to see birds up close and learn about banding. 9:00 am: Bring the family and join Bobbi Provost to explore the nature trail for birds. Visit their website at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/port_louisa/ 

June 1, Saturday ~ Savanna/Mississippi Palisades ~ Meet at the Brothers Restaurant in Rapids City at 6 am. Jody Millar and Janelle Swanberg will lead this all day field trip.   


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