Audubon Co great horned owl

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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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Cornelia bald eagleLake Cornelia female bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 12 September 2018
Rescue Location: Lake Cornelia State Game Management Area, Wright County

This adult female bald eagle is our first lead toxicity case of the 2018-19 hunting season. Her blood lead level is in the sub-clinical range and this eagle is being monitored for nervous system issues that may appear. Elevated lead levels always have

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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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red-shouldered hawkPolk Co red-shouldered hawk
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 3 September 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

This is the time of year when SOAR gets hatch-year 2018 raptors admitted that are underweight and struggling. This hawk did collide with a vehicle and the driver is the one who reported this incident to Iowa Bird Rehab (Jenni). This hawk is also emacia

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21 September 2018
This hawk is still very thin and still needs to be hand-fed.

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x-rayHY17 red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 3 September 2018
Rescue Location: near Tigges North Wildlife Area, Carroll County

Concerned citizens alerted SOAR to a grounded hawk near the Tigges North Wildlife Area in Carroll County, Iowa. Kay was able to meet them there and rescue this hatch-year 2017 red-tailed hawk. This hawk had both the reddish-brown tail feathers of an re

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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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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
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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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barred owlPolk Co barred owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 23 July 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

This barred owl has a fractured right tibiotarsus and was thin on admit. The picture is from 31 July with pretty pink vet wrap! Click here to learn which bone is the tibiotarsus!

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Madrid HY18 eagleMadrid hatch-year bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 14 July 2018
Rescue Location: Near Madrid, Boone County

This hatch-year 2018 bald eagle was reported to SOAR rescuer Deb as needing assistance. Deb saw no adults in the area, so rescued and took to SOAR. This young male is in need of groceries. He is emaciated. Our best guess is that this youngster fledged

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LATEST UPDATE:

30 July 2018
This juvenile has gained almost a pound in two weeks, has been wormed, had his lead level tested (very low), and moved to a 10x20 flight pen. But... Madrid is dropping feathers, so will be some time before he'll be able to test his wings. When birds are emaciated, they can drop feathers because the energy needed for feather production went to other needs.

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Ridgeway18 eagletRidgeway hatch-year bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 5 July 2018
Rescue Location: Near Ridgeway, Iowa

Winneshiek County dispatch received call of young bald eagle standing in the road and not flying away when cars approach, near the town of Ridgeway, Iowa. Falconer friend and Raptor Resource Project board member Dave K was able to go check on the situa

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LATEST UPDATE:

6 July 2018
Kay reported that this hatch-year eagle had been on the ground for some time, not being fed, as she is emaciated.

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