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snowy owlLyon Co snowy owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 17 December 2018
Rescue Location: Lyon County, Iowa

A concerned citizen spotted this snowy owl and observed that flight was not possible. She rescued and made contact with SOAR friend and Sioux County Conservation staff member Alex. Thanks to Lyon County Conservation for helping get this owl south to Al

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LATEST UPDATE:

20 December 2018
Kay reports that this owl is underweight at 3.25 pounds. He eats two large rats a day, about twice what a healthy weight owl would eat. Cornell Lab of Ornithology lists a snowy owl weight range of 3.5-6.5 pounds. (Remember the females will weigh more.) His left wing is stiff and sore.

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great horned owlDunbar great horned owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 15 December 2018
Rescue Location: Dunbar Slough State Game Management Area, Greene Co, Iowa

A hunting dog pointed this grounded great horned owl and the humans with the dog were able to reach SOAR. This owl has severe bruising in the left wing, but no fracture that can be felt.

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barred owlDSM Barred Owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 8 December 2018
Rescue Location: A McDonald's parking lot in Des Moines, Iowa

Thanks to Des Moines Animal Control for rescuing and delivering this barred owl to Jenni with Iowa Bird Rehabilitation. SOAR volunteer Cassie picked up the owl from Jenni. This owl has injuries consistent with a vehicle collision – a fractured left win

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great horned owlPolk County Horned Owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 30 November 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

The beauty of a great horned owl has a wound at the right elbow. Bones are not involved, but not sure of what soft tissue damage there may be. Thanks to Des Moines Animal Control for rescuing and taking to Iowa Bird Rehabilitation for overnight care.

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Cass County juvie bald eagleCass County hatch-year bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 9 October 2018
Rescue Location: Along IA-92 in Cass County, Iowa

Cass County Naturalist helped out SOAR and rescued an injured bald eagle along IA-92 in her county. This hatch-year female has a fractured right humerus and is a bit thin. SOAR could not do all that we do without help from other conservation staff and

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LATEST UPDATE:

29 November 2018
This youngster has improved and moved to a 10x20 flight room.

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HY18 bald eagleClayton County HY18 bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 26 September 2018
Rescue Location: Rural Clayton County, Iowa

The Federal Warden from the Upper Mississippi River Refuge called about an injured bald eagle that he was en route to pick up… SOAR was not able to meet up with the warden, but Wildthunder could! This hatch-year 2018 bald eagle was found near roadkil

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LATEST UPDATE:

5 October 2018
This young eagle was moved to a 10'x20' flight pen and stands for periods of time. She is eating cut-up food on her own.

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great horned owlAudubon Co great horned owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 19 September 2018
Rescue Location: Audubon County

An Audubon County Sheriff’s Deputy delivered this great horned owl to SOAR volunteer Cassie. The deputy rescued the owl, that was unable to fly away, from a roadway, so we suspect this owl was hit by a vehicle. No fractures, but does have some bruising

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young barn owlCrawford Co barn owls
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 10 September 2018
Rescue Location: Crawford County

Barn owls nesting in a grain bin is a good news / bad news situation. Yeah, another nest of barn owls reported in Iowa. Bad, because often times the owls are still using the grain bin when the farmer needs to use as well. This nest of four barn owls wa

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LATEST UPDATE:

28 November 2018
The two older barn owls were ready and were released at SOAR!

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HY18 bald eagle UnionUnion, Iowa juvenile eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 30 August 2018
Rescue Location: near Union, Iowa in Hardin County

The Conservation Officer in Hardin County was being bombarded with calls about an eagle walking the blacktop near Union and was not in the area, so got word to SOAR. After consulting with county dispatch on the last known location, this hatch-year 2018

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LATEST UPDATE:

20 September 2018
She is up to 7.5 pounds but is still very thin.

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adult peregrine falconRock Rapids peregrine falcon
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 6 August 2018
Rescue Location: Lyon County, Iowa

This peregrine falcon was noticed on the finders farmyard and they called their conservation board director for an assist! The Lyon County Conservation director was able to rescue and helped transport to Alex at HEART the Wild in Sioux County. She has

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LATEST UPDATE:

8 January 2019
Ready to go and will be released as the weather allows.

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