Hospers arctic phase great horned owl

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arctic phase GHOHospers arctic phase great horned owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 28 January 2018
Rescue Location: Hospers, Iowa, Sioux County

This beautiful great horned owl is a winter visitor and his arctic phase coloring tells us so (notice how white the feathers are?). This owl is favoring one leg. Thanks to Alex and Heart the Wild for the rescue.

LATEST UPDATE:

22 February 2018
This owl is putting weight on both legs evenly now. Will go to the flight pen soon.

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short-eared owlMenlo short-eared owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 23 January 2018
Rescue Location: Near Menlo, IA in Guthrie County

This short-eared owl was found on the road near Menlo, IA, and has fractured “finger bones” or phalanges. There is also bruising in the wing as it is droopy. Short-eared owls are an Iowa endangered species primarily due to habitat loss. Short-eared owl

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LATEST UPDATE:

17 February 2018
This owl is a flight pen.

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RLHADallas Co rough-legged hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 12 January 2018
Rescue Location: Dallas County, IA

Dallas County Conservation staff rescued this rough-legged hawk. Injuries to the right wing suggest that this hawk may have had an “encounter” with a barbed wire fence. A rough-legged hawk is unique in that the feathers on the legs go all the way down

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LATEST UPDATE:

17 February 2018
This hawk is in the flight pen.

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snowy owlsBreda snowy owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 9 December 2017
Rescue Location: Near Breda in Carroll County

Kay met up with Carroll County deputy to pick up a juvenile female snowy that was hit by a vehicle. She has a serious concussion. She is thin at 3 pounds. In the photo, Breda is on the left and Quaker is on the right.

LATEST UPDATE:

3 January 2018
Breda is in the flight pen with Quaker.

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a sleeping eagleVan Winkle Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 20 November 2017
Rescue Location: Franklin County

Our friend, Brody, with Franklin County Conservation called on the 20th that they had report of a farmer finding a dead eagle where he was doing fieldwork. Brody called back to say the eagle wasn’t dead, but appeared barely alive and laying on his back

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LATEST UPDATE:

23 November 2017
The eagle is standing and later this day was awake enough to receive fluids. Ate food offered with forceps in the evening.

Now, we're thinking this eagle was reacting like there was anesthesia in his system?? Just enough for a very deep sleep, thankfully not Rip Van Winkle's 20 years.

Where could a wild animal not under the care of a rehabilitator or veterinarian "get" anesthesia - by eating an animal that was euthanized but not properly disposed. We have no idea how fast a euthanasia drug would metabolize in the next animal (i.e. this eagle) to know how far he flew before he was too impaired to continue.

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SEOWHumboldt short-eared owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 31 October 2017
Rescue Location: Humboldt County

As with most of our admits, little is known about this owl… other than it is VERY emaciated! The short-eared owl is on the Iowa endangered species list. This owl is a ground nester and depends on large tracts of grassland. In Iowa, the Neal Smith Nat

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LATEST UPDATE:

7 November 2017
The owl has progressed to eating on its own! This owl will stay in ICU to more easily monitor food consumption (and output!) until weight is back in the normal range.

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P-10 bald eaglePool 10 Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 1 October 2017
Rescue Location: an island in Pool 10, Mississippi River

Thanks to an alert angler / hunter on the Mississippi River near Harpers Ferry (this area is called Pool 10) for calling the USFWS with a report of an eagle not acting “eagle-y” and not flying away, but walking on the ground. The reporting party marked

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LATEST UPDATE:

3 October 2017
This eagle is definitely a female at 10.5 pounds. Her blood lead level registers "low" on the new Lead Care II machine. "Low" means < 0.033 ppm.

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hatchling vulturesDes Moines hatchling vultures
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 2 August 2017
Rescue Location: Des Moines, Polk County

Aren’t they cute? An area business was hired by a demolition contractor to check an abandoned building for any wildlife. Lo and behold… these two nestling vultures were found. We understand that the ideal would be to leave these youngsters in place u

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Kay holds the eagle "Oklahoma"Lost Island via Oklahoma!
Patient Status: Success Stories
Admission date: 9 July 2017
Rescue Location: Lost Island Lake, Palo Alto County

This eagle tried to steal catfish from anglers on Lost Island Lake and got tangled in their line. The anglers were able to untangle the line from the eagle and then she just sat on shore. They contacted Palo Alto County Conservation who picked up and p

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 July 2017
Eating three skinned quail per day.

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3 fledgling kestrelsSioux Gateway fledgling kestrels
Patient Status: Success Stories
Admission date: 16 June 2016
Rescue Location: Sioux City

These three fledgling kestrels were blown from their nest and were rescued from the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City. As of admit, they are not quite ready to be on their own.

LATEST UPDATE:

Late June to mid-July 2017
These three fledglings were released at SOAR.

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