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SOAR Patients:

Some of our patients are listed below and are updated as able.

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immature loonPage County loon
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 8 October 2018
Rescue Location: Clarinda, Iowa

Loons, grebes, and other water-loving birds with their legs at the ‘way back’ of their body cannot take off from land… they need a running / paddling start from water to get airborne. These same birds can mistake wet pavement or puddles on pavement f

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Cornelia bald eagleLake Cornelia female bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
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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5 November 2018
X-ray confirmed that the bones did not form a union. This eagle was humanely euthanized.

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Madrid HY18 eagleMadrid hatch-year bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
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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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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HY18 Cooper'sOnowa hatch-year Cooper’s hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 10 July 2018
Rescue Location: Onowa, Monona County

This hatch-year 2018 Cooper’s hawk was found in the town of Onowa on the ground, not wanting to fly. At SOAR, it was determined that this young hawk had no fractures, could use feet and legs, had plenty of feathers, but was thin. Time for a bit of supp

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Ridgeway18 eagletRidgeway hatch-year bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
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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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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nestling Cooper'sThree Cooper’s hawk nestlings
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 29 June 2018
Rescue Location: Indianola

High winds and rain rolled through Warren County on 28 June. There was much tree damage reported on area media. The next day three Cooper’s hawk nestlings were found in Indianola and were transported to SOAR. One did die within a week. The other two fl

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two hatchling vulturesHatchling vultures
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 June 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

Two hatchling turkey vultures were discovered after nest tree cut down and made their way to SOAR the same day.

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HY18 female kestrel2018 capitol kestrels
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 20 and 22 June 2018
Rescue Location: Iowa State Capitol grounds, Des Moines

A female hatch-year (HY18) kestrel was admitted from the State Capitol grounds on 20 June and nest-mate male admitted on 22 June. Both a bit thin from being on the ground.

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hatchling eagletClanton Creek nestling bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 10 May 2018
Rescue Location: Along Clanton Creek in Madison County

SOAR volunteer Deb received word that a concerned citizen found a very young bald eagle on the ground. Deb and her son met up with the concerned citizen and then hiked in at least a half-mile, along the creek, through a couple steep ravines to get to t

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LATEST UPDATE:

13 May 2018
Eaglet is standing periodically and is eating on own. Hardly has any flight feathers.

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adult barredPolk Co adult barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 9 May 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

This barred owl was rescued with the help of our songbird rehab friend Jenni and her apprentice. They provided overnight care until the owl could be transferred to SOAR. The owl was found laying on the ground on its back. Word is that the owl flew into

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