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Bird Watching Resources: Organizations

Resources and tips for enjoying Bird Watching in the Quad Cities.

QC Audubon Society


A chapter of the National Audubon Society, the Quad City Audubon Society is an association of local volunteers whose primary concerns are birds and the habitats that sustain them.

Nahant March Education Center

Nahant Marsh Education Center 

The Nahant Marsh preserve is the largest urban wetland on the Upper Mississippi River. It is comprised of marshy areas, mesic, wet and sand prairie, and bottomland forest.

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is located in four states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois along the Mississippi River. The Refuge was established in in 1924 as a refuge for fish, wildlife and plants and a breeding place for migratory birds.