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

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merlinAltoona Merlin
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 11 December 2018
Rescue Location: Altoona, Iowa

Thanks to a homeowner’s persistence, this merlin is recovering at SOAR. This merlin struck a window, likely in pursuit of a meal, and became grounded. Homeowner rescued and placed in dark, secure place and started making phone calls. A call to SOAR fri

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LATEST UPDATE:

17 December 2018
Merlin is in flight pen favoring her right shoulder, not flying yet.

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barred owlVeteran’s Day barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 11 November 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

This barred owl admitted on Veteran’s Day with both a fractured humerus (upper wing bone) and tibiotarsus (lower leg bone). This is all wrapped up and in ICU. Owl is readily eating cut-up food.

LATEST UPDATE:

12 December 2018
The leg bone did not heal, is what is termed a non-union.

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HY18 red-tailed hawkHatch-year red-tailed hawk from Dike, Iowa
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 10 October 2018
Rescue Location: near Dike, Iowa

A call about this HY18 red-tailed hawk came thanks to one of our personal veterinarians! The landowners reported seeing this hawk at the back of their property for a couple days and called their vet clinic for help. He is very thin and has some bumps a

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 December 2018
This hawk did lose toe #4 on his right foot, but is doing well in spite of that.

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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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Jackson Junction HY18 eagleJackson Junction hatch-year 2018 bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 4 October 2018
Rescue Location: along IA-24 in Jackson Junction, Iowa

SOAR received a call from Winneshiek County dispatch with a report of an eagle along the side of IA-24. The calling party even had an address and last seen location. The problem is that SOAR’s usual go-to-rescuers in the Decorah area were not available

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 October 2018
After being hand fed for a week, she has now 'graduated' to eating cut-up food on her own. She is still in ICU so she doesn't try any dramatic moves just yet.

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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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LATEST UPDATE:

5 November 2018
X-ray confirmed that the bones did not form a union. This eagle was humanely euthanized.

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red-shouldered hawkPolk Co red-shouldered hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
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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LATEST UPDATE:

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: Patient Archive, Success Stories
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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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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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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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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