Welcome 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.

To see our current newsletter, click on this link: Mississippi Currents Newsletter

Upcoming Events

All events are open to the public

December 11, Thursday - Mr. Mitch Davis, who is a local QCAS member and avid photographer, will present Five Years (2010 - 2014) of Birding Magee Marsh in Ohio at our monthly membership meeting. After admiring all the beautiful warblers Mitch has photographed, we will move to the dining room for our annual pie night, where we will share conversation, pie, and warm beverages. Bring a pie to share if desired.

mid-December thru early January - The 115th Christmas Bird Count. There are many opportunities around the Quad Cities area. To join the Quad Cities count or any other counts in the area, call Kelly McKay at (309) 235-4661, email kellyjmckay@aol.com, or Steve Hager at (309) 945-6012, email stevehager@augustana.edu. To join the Bald Bluff count or the Eastern Mercer County Illinois count, contact Jason Monson at jmonson75@hotmail.com or text Jason at (309) 221-1177 (please include your name in the text). Come join us! The dates for the counts are:

  • Davenport - Sunday, December 14
  • Clinton - Tuesday, December 16
  • Princeton - Thursday, December 18
  • Van Petten - Sunday, December 21
  • Bald Bluff - Monday, December 22
  • Muscatine - Tuesday, December 23
  • Andalusia - Wednesday, December 24
  • Western Mercer County - Friday, December 26
  • Eastern Mercer County - Friday, January 2

  • VIEW FULL CALENDAR HERE


    For injured birds go to the Get Involved page


    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


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    Great Egret, Guttenberg, Iowa, October 2014

    Acknowledgement: photo by Kit Sayles


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    Orange-crowned Warbler with a sweet tooth
    Buffalo, Iowa, October 2014

    Acknowledgement: photo by Dick Sayles


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    Can you guess what's in the center of the wasp nest? ...

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    ... why it's a curious Tufted Titmouse of course!
    Port Byron, Illinois, January 2014

    Acknowledgement: both photos by Patrice Johannsen


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    Baltimore Oriole contemplating its next meal, Buffalo, Iowa, May 2013

    Acknowledgement: photo by Dick Sayles


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    Snowy Egret in Port Aransas, Texas, February 2013

    Acknowledgement: photo by Dick Sayles


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    Wandering Tattler in Maui, Hawaii, January 2013

    Acknowledgement: photo by Dick Sayles


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    Great Gray Owl in Middleton, Wisconsin, March 2013

    Acknowledgement: photo by Bob Johannsen


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    Red Crossbill (male) at Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport, February 2013

    Acknowledgement: photo by Connie Inskeep


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    Bufflehead at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge in California, March 2012

    Acknowledgement: photo by Brent Langley


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    Trumpeter Swans taking flight at Lock & Dam 13, March 2012

    Acknowledgement: photo by Bob Johannsen


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    Sandhill Cranes basking in the sun at Lock & Dam 13, March 2012

    Acknowledgement: photo by Bob Johannsen


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    Leucistic House Sparrow in Moline, January 2012

    Acknowledgement: photo by JoAnn Whitmore


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    Blue-headed Vireo at Blackhawk State Park in May 2011

    Acknowledgement: photo by Connie Inskeep


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    Sandhill Crane at Lock & Dam 13
    on the Mississippi River in March 2011

    Acknowledgement: photo by Bob Johannsen


    Credit I. feeders

    Northern Cardinal, Downy Woodpeckers, and a
    White-breasted Nuthatch at the Quad City Audubon Society feeders
    in Credit Island Park, Davenport

    Acknowledgement: photo by Matthew Erbst


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    American White Pelican on the Mississippi River
    below Lock & Dam 13, May 2010

    Acknowledgement: photo by Brent Langley


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    Indigo Bunting along the Hennepin Canal by Colona, Illinois, May 2010

    Acknowledgement: photo by Brent Langley


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    Bald Eagle on the Mississippi River above Lock & Dam 15, January 2010

    Acknowledgement: photo by Brent Langley


    Monks

    A pair of Monk Parakeets found along
    Ben Butterworth Parkway in November 2009 in Moline.

    Acknowledgement: photo by Azure Hance


    Prothonotary

    A Prothonotary Warbler captured during a bird banding
    exercise with the US Fish and Wildlife Service
    near Keithsburg, Illinois.

    Acknowledgement: photo by Cathleen Monson


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    Brown Thrasher with unusually long lower mandible.
    The bird in the photos above and below was seen
    in a backyard in Moline in late April 2009.

    Acknowledgement: photos by Shelley Gradel


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    Sandhills

    Sandhill Cranes seen March 15, 2009 at Lock & Dam 13
    during a QCAS field trip.

    Acknowledgement: photo by JoAnn Whitmore



    merlin

    This Merlin was seen at Credit Island in Davenport
    on January 29, 2008. It remained perched in the same place
    for about one hour, allowing excellant views by all
    who were fortunate to see it.

    Acknowlegdement: photo by Brent Langley



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    One of two resident Peregrine Falcons at the MidAmerican Building
    in downtown Davenport. This photo was taken January 29, 2008
    during a QCAS field trip, but you can find them
    here pretty much all year long.

    Acknowledgement: photo by JoAnn Whitmore



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    This Burrowing Owl was seen at the
    Seven Cities Sod Farm in north Davenport
    for several weeks in the Fall of 2006.
    Burrowing Owls are rare for eastern Iowa

    Acknowlegdement: photo by Marilyn Davis

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