Monthly Archives: April 2017

sharp-shinned hawk

Human-made hazards abound

It’s difficult being a wild creature in the human landscape. Dangers lurk around every corner and navigating them is a challenge. Look out your window and you’re likely to see at least a couple hazards for our furred and feathered friends, in fact your window could be a hazard. SOAR admits most patients because of

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young barred owl

Sometimes young birds do need help

SOAR has already admitted three young great horned owls this spring 2017 – both hatchling and brancher! Yes, it is always best if the raptor parent(s) raise their young. Knowing when to intervene is difficult. Many patients admitted in the spring and even into the summer are still considered nestlings (hatchlings) and they should still

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Decorah June 2016

Decorah’s 3rd Hatchaversary

Oh my, how time does fly! Seems like we were all reflecting upon a new year to come and now the calendar says April. Recall that one “little birdie” had a wish for peace on earth, good wi-fi for all, and something really cool for my hatchaversary! The “something really cool” would help all eagle

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