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female bald eaglePole Line Rd bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 15 February 2019
Rescue Location: Near Pole Line Rd and US52, Decorah, IA

The bald eagle admitted 15 February 2019 was reported to Winneshiek County (Iowa) dispatch by MANY people driving a county blacktop west of Decorah. Thank you to everyone for caring enough to make a phone call. We also learned that an adult bald eagle

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LATEST UPDATE:

18 February 2019
PLR19 (Pole Line Rd 2019) is still alive. She continues to receive chelation and fluid therapy, plus an anti-inflammatory for brain swelling. This bald eagle appears to be able to see. She has received one small meal of meat and has kept that down!

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I don't feel goodPolk Co red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 10 February 2019
Rescue Location: Polk County, IA

Thanks to Iowa Bird Rehabilitation (our songbird partner) for rescuing this red-tailed hawk from someone’s yard. This hawk definitely collided with something and has head injury and issues with left eye.

LATEST UPDATE:

15 February 2019
SOAR volunteer transporter Deb started this hawk on eye drops to ease the swelling and Kay reports that the eye looks much better.

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female prairie MerlinGreene Co Merlin
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 29 January 2019
Rescue Location: Greene County, Iowa

Thanks to Greene County Conservation for rescuing this Merlin. This falcon collided with something that fractured the radius and ulna in her right wing. SOAR has confirmation from another birder that this Merlin is a female prairie morph.

LATEST UPDATE:

19 February 2019
Her wing tip on the fractured wing had been frozen which caused dead tissue. The wing tip dropped off. She will be evaluated for suitability as an education bird.

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peek-a-booCharger Horned Owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 28 January 2019
Rescue Location: Total Motors, Le Mars, IA

From SOAR friend Alex, “Here is this unlucky guy’s story! Imagine flying around, doing your thing. You fly a little too low over the highway and are side swiped by a very nice car, a Dodge Charger to be exact! Thank you to our Park Ranger friend, Derek

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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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