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Information needed

SOAR is hearing reports about suspected shooting of turkey vultures in Guthrie County, Iowa. It is illegal to hunt, harm, harass, or possess migratory birds, except for a few permitted exceptions. Click to learn more about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. If you know of illegal activity that is or has taken place,

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eagle to be released

Considerations for release location

This question was posed to us after the release of the Farley eagle in April 2018: “I am very curious about how these rehabbed eagles fit back into their previous environment. Are they banded and is there any info?” Does SOAR band birds prior to release? No, SOAR does not have a bird banding permit

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young barred owl

Sometimes young birds do need help

SOAR has already admitted several young great horned owls this spring! 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 (can also be called hatchlings) and they should still been in

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Decorah

Decorah FAQ

Frequently asked questions (and answers) about bald eagle ambassador Decorah Last updated 4 May 2018; Compiled from the Live Facebook Video celebrating this eagle’s 4th Hatchaversary What happened to Decorah that he is now with SOAR? This bald eagle is from the Decorah, Iowa nest N2. The eaglet may have prematurely left the nest and

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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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