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Tri-colored HeronIf you would like to submit a bird sighting, or if you have a question or comment, please fill out the form below. For questions, you will get an email from Walt Zuurdeeg,, which may go to your trash or junk folder, so check those folders if you do not receive a response in your inbox.

There are web sites for Illinois and Iowa where you can see bird sightings from around the state. They also allow you to join their bulletin board and report your sightings.

For Illinois go to IBET (Illinois Birders Exchanging Thoughts).

For Iowa go to Iowa Ornithologists' Union IA-Bird Listserv.

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Photo by Dick Sayles
Tricolored Heron
Port Aransas, Texas


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:

May 9th, 2020, Saturday. Illinois Spring Bird Count. Join us for this annual survey of spring birds in our area. We need volunteers in Rock Island and Mercer County, Illinois to cover field parties. Contact Tim Murphy to participate: 309-764-9779.

May 9, 2020, Saturday -  Global Big Day.  Look for birds and report what you see - in your backyard, neighborhood, or favorite spots - then share your list with ebird.  For more information, check out this web site.

June 6th, 2020, 7:00 a.m., Saturday -  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE:  Field Trip, Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Hampton, Illinois, and Dorrance Park, Port Byron, Illinois. Meet on the bluff side of Illiniwek Park for this half day field trip. We will be practicing social distancing while looking for resident birds and late migrants.  We will be driving our own vehicles between Illiniwek and Dorrance Parks.

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