Category Archives: Notes

AG Foundation

Avangrid Foundation Supports SOAR

The Avangrid Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that enhance the quality of life and support sustainable development where the AVANGRID family of companies, including Avangrid Renewables, operates. Renewable energy development, construction and operation produces minimal emissions, requires limited water consumption, and helps combat climate change, resulting in benefits to both humans and wildlife. AVANGRID

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released RTH in tree

Meeting a fellow hunter

Contributed by Mike Havlik, Dallas County Conservation Board On October 30, 2017, one of the Dallas County Conservation Board staff came across an injured hawk. It was still alive but unable to fly due to a broken wing. The bird was transported to a SOAR volunteer and identified as a juvenile red-tailed hawk. The cause

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Bald eagle P-10 released!

SOAR #GivingTuesday 2017

As we approach the end of the calendar year, all of us at SOAR wish to thank our supporters! You help us in immeasurable ways – sharing our website and Facebook posts with others, reading and asking questions about this patient or that education ambassador, you donate money and you send needed supplies so we

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juvenile red-tailed hawk

Just say “no!”

Here’s another preventable human hazard for raptors… just say ‘no’ to using rodenticide! While rodenticide certainly does kill rodents, it also one of those toxins that causes secondary poisoning. In other words, rodenticides kill unintended animals. Rodenticides are made from blood thinner. The secondary poisoning happens when another eats a rodent that ate poison made

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Thora

Summer happenings at SOAR

Ongoing maintenance is something that every business owner, home owner, and even landowner needs to do! This summer at SOAR, the ‘hawk house’ had new galvanized window screen attached to the exterior of every open window on a flight pen. Why window screen on flight pen windows? We try to give our recovering patients every

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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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