Mid-Winter Bald Eagle County

It wasn't a record, but a lot of bald eagles are spending the winter in and near the Quad Cities. 

RiverWayStories: Centennial Bridge

Feb 21, 2015

Bird Count Results

Feb 16, 2015
Steve Hager

Mild weather pushed up the numbers of some, but lowered others, during the annual Christmas Bird Count. 

Train Derailment Cleanup

Feb 9, 2015

The Mississippi River is being watched closely nearly a week after a train derailment spilled ethanol in the water. Samples are being analyzed from the site, just north of Dubuque, all the way down to Muscatine.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

When this Quad Cities biologist isn't out in the field bird-watching, Kelly McKay can be found: working as a consultant, co-writing articles for ornithology journals, or  compiling results from a recent count, such as the Christmas Bird Count.
    On today's WVIK News Focus, Michelle O'Neill spends "A Few Minutes with Kelly McKay," who can't remember if his first bird count was in 1982 or 1983.


RiverWayStories: Muscatine Bridge

Feb 7, 2015

file / WVIK News

Many people are still shoveling sidewalks and digging out their cars after this weekend's snow storm. On Saturday and Sunday, up to 14 and a half inches of snow fell in the Quad Cities area. Meteorologist Tim Gross, from the National Weather Service in Davenport, says on Saturday, the storm started as rain and then turned to snow as cold air blew in. Yesterday (sun), Moline received record-breaking rainfall of over one inch, beating the old record set in 1915. Early Sunday morning, Gross says the rain turned to heavy, wet snow. 

RiverWayStories: Fat Bike Attitude

Jan 31, 2015


On Midwest Week, a national reporter for NPR who's covered Newtown, Ferguson, and many other major stories, visits the Quad Cities.