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Illinois Audubon Society 

Iowa Audubon 

National Audubon Society 

Iowa Ornithologists' Union ** 

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 

All About Birds 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 

Quad Cities Earth Week Coalition 

IBET (Illinois Birders Exchanging Thoughts) ** 

Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas 

The Great Backyard Bird Count 

American Birding Association 

** 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.


All events are open to the public:

September 8—Half day Black Hawk State Historic Site ~ Singing Bird Center, Rock Island, Illinois. Meet at 8:00 am at Singing Bird Center at the north end of the park. We will look for migrating fall warblers.

September 13—Monthly Meeting: Dr. David Shealer from Loras College will be speaking on Black Terns.

October 11—Monthly Meeting: Holly Welch will be speaking about "Rescuing, Rehabing, and Loving Swans.”

October 13—Half day Sylvan Island ~ Meet at 8:00 am at the bridge to Sylvan Island. We will look for Black crowned Night-Herons and other birds. Bridge is near Second Street and Second Avenue in Moline. It is off the bike path in that area.

November 8—Monthly Meeting: Mitch and Marilyn Davis will be speaking about their trip to the Galapagos.

November 18—Lock & Dam 13 ~ We will meet at Brothers Restaurant in Rapids City, Illinois at 7:00 am. We will look for waterfowl.

December 13—Monthly Meeting: Benjamin Leture, Groundskeeper at Glynns Creek Golf Course, Long Grove Iowa is a Scott County Park, will speak about their recently acquired designation as an Audubon International Certified Golf Course. He will share criteria for certification and how the local community, including Quad City Audubon, assisted in this designation.

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