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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.

No Monthly meeting in January and February 2019.

January 11-13, 2019 ~ Bald Eagle Days ~ We will have a small booth to assist visitors for bus tours. We will lead the eagle bus tours.

January 26, Saturday ~ Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch from 9 am to 2 pm at the Pearl City Station at the Muscatine Waterfront. Free and open to all ages. Visit website https://muscatinecountyconservation.com/news-events/

February 15-18, Friday through Monday ~ The Great Backyard Bird Count. See BirdCount.org website for more information.

February 16, Saturday ~ Field Trip~ We will meet at Lock & Dam 14 at 7:30 am, Iowa side for carpooling. Three hour field trip to look for wintering waterfowl, gulls and eagles, potentially. Le Claire to Hampton and return. This will be a half day trip.

February 17, Sunday ~ Conservation and Science Series, Niabi Zoo ~ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Speaker: Dr. Brian Peer, Ornithologist.  Cowbirds are brood parasites that lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, completely depending on others to raise their young. 90% of birds accept cowbird eggs and nestlings and treat them as if they were their own. Come learn possible explanations for this strange parenting behavior and current research on the Prothonotary Warbler that nests in the Mississippi River floodplain in the Quad Cities.  Register at niabizoo.com

February 23, Saturday ~ Figge Museum Eagle Viewing~ Family Day - We will have scopes set up for viewing from 10 am to 2 pm.

February 23, Saturday ~ Oberholtzer Awards, Nahant Marsh ~ Modern Woodmen Park, 9:30 am to 12 noon. Nahant Marsh Education Center’s First Annual awards.

March 14, Thursday ~ Monthly Meeting ~ Heather Sanders will present a program on Owls.

March 23, Saturday ~ Field Trip~ Full day trip to Cone Marsh or similar locations depending upon weather conditions. We will meet at Credit Island by the Army tank at 7 am for carpooling.

April 13, Saturday ~ Field Trip ~ Princeton Marsh. We will meet at 7 am on the east side of Slagle’s parking lot, Le Claire, Iowa. This is a half day trip.

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.

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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