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Illinois Audubon Society 
(www.illinoisaudubon.org)

Iowa Audubon 
(www.iowaaudubon.org)

National Audubon Society 
(www.audubon.org)

Iowa Ornithologists' Union ** 
(www.iowabirds.org)

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
(www.birds.cornell.edu)

All About Birds 
(www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/AllAboutBirds) 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
(www.fws.gov)

Quad Cities Earth Week Coalition 
(www.qcearthweek.org)

IBET (Illinois Birders Exchanging Thoughts) ** 
(www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds)

Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas 
(bba.iowabirds.org)

The Great Backyard Bird Count 
(www.birdsource.org/gbbc/)

American Birding Association 
(www.aba.org/birding/)

** 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

All events are open to the public:


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.

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