Saylorville Bald Eagle

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Saylorville before rescueSaylorville Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 9 March 2017
Rescue Location: Shore of Saylorville Lake near Acorn Valley Campground

A gentleman birding at Saylorville Lake on the afternoon of the 9th came upon an eagle on the shoreline, alive but not moving. Word got to SOAR volunteer Deb who hiked in to meet up with the birder. Deb picked up and carried this eagle out to her vehic

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LATEST UPDATE:

9 March 2017
When Deb arrived with this eagle at SOAR, blood was drawn and her blood lead level is HI, off the charts. Kay thinks this girl is maybe a 5-year-old.

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Lake AnitaLake Anita Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 4 March 2017
Rescue Location: Lake Anita State Park, Cass County, IA

Lake Anita State Park Ranger rescued and transported this male bald eagle. At admit, not able to stand and blood lead level too high for our equipment to register.

LATEST UPDATE:

13 March 2017
This eagle is in respiratory distress and died. Bummed as he was eating and digesting.

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yuckKendallville Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 23 February 2017
Rescue Location: Along the Upper Iowa River near Kendallville, Winneshiek Co

While I (Linette) was waiting to pick up the injured eagle from Wildthunder W.A.R.S., a text message came in from the Warden in Winneshiek that he had a very sick eagle and wanted to know if I could relay… He also texted me pictures of the mutes (bir

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LATEST UPDATE:

23 February 2017
This bald eagle was transferred to Kay (along with the Oelwein eagle and juvenile swan from Marion County) in Ames. When moving to Kay's vehicle, this eagle was open-mouth breathing. This eagle was dead when she got to SOAR.

We know this eagle has extremely high lead levels by the color of the mutes and the labored breathing. A liver tissue sample will be sent to the diagnostic lab. This eagle weighed 11 pounds, another female.

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adult bald eagleOelwein Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 23 February 2017
Rescue Location: Oelwein, Fayette Co

This bald eagle was transferred to us from Wildthunder Wildlife & Animal Rehabilitation & Sanctuary, a raptor, bat, and mammal rehabilitator. This bald eagle was reported by several folks in the town of Oelwein to Buchanan County Conservation w

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LATEST UPDATE:

27 February 2017
The roads are better and were able to get in to see the veterinarian for an x-ray. While she has no ingested lead, she does have a spinal fracture. Spinal fractures typically do not heal, but we often give the eagle a couple days for healing, have appointment for Friday the 3rd if no improvement of leg and foot function.

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bandaged barred owlBarred owl and barbed wire
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 21 February 2017
Rescue Location: Polk County

Thanks to SOAR volunteer Deb for her valiant effort to save this barred owl. The left wing was caught in a barbed wire fence. You know how we feel about barbed wire. Those nasty barbs can cause so much tissue damage. That doesn’t matter… we always tr

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Plymouth Co EaglePlymouth County Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 4 February 2017
Rescue Location: Plymouth County

SOAR volunteer Tyler rescued this adult eagle in Plymouth County. The eagle was having trouble standing and has labored breathing.

LATEST UPDATE:

13 February 2017
Couldn't stand. Couldn't oxygenate her blood. Lead poisoning won again.

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adult bald eagleDelaware adult bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 22 December 2016
Rescue Location: Near the town of Delaware in Delaware County

A wildlife rehabilitator (Tracy) in NE Iowa was called on the 21st by Manchester Trout Hatchery staff about a report of a bald eagle down and possibly stuck in something. Hatchery staff put Tracy in touch with the landowner whose son had found the eagl

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LATEST UPDATE:

26 December 2016
Kay reported that she died the afternoon of the 25th. The eagle could not keep down fluids and we suspect that organs were shutting down. Absolutely everyone involved did their very best for this eagle.

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adult trumpeterPolk County trumpeter
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 19 December 2016
Rescue Location: Polk County

It’s ‘wildlife CSI’ time as we’re really not sure what happened to this adult trumpeter swan. SOAR volunteer Deb and her ‘fave DNR officer’ were able to rescue this trumpeter that was unable to fly. Kay reports no fractures and that the swan is ‘nice a

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LATEST UPDATE:

21 December 2016
A blood lead level was drawn and much to our surprise, the swan's BLL is greater than 0.65 ppm. Usually a bird with a lead level this high would be showing some symptoms... but not swan! Chelation started.

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GHO“Truck Grill” GHO
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 29 November 2016
Rescue Location: Polk County

This great horned owl was hit by a pick-up truck in Polk County. The unfortunate part is that the owl was stuck behind the grill / bumper / valance on the truck, but was able to be extracted. This great horned owl has a dislocated left elbow and bad le

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LATEST UPDATE:

6 February 2017
This owl had lost all vision in the damaged eye and is unable to fly. This owl was humanely euthanized.

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old RTHAudubon red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 17 November 2016
Rescue Location: Audubon County

A concerned citizen near Audubon rescued this very old red-tailed hawk (look at how dark the eyes are!). This hawk has road rash on the back, so we suspect some sort of collision with a vehicle.

LATEST UPDATE:

30 December 2016
This hawk is in the flight pen.

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