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HY18 red-tailed hawkHatch-year red-tailed hawk from Dike, Iowa
Patient Status: Current Patient
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 this vet clinic for help. He is very thin and has some bumps an

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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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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: Current Patient
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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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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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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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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great horned owlAudubon Co great horned owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 19 September 2018
Rescue Location: Audubon County

An Audubon County Sheriff’s Deputy delivered this great horned owl to SOAR volunteer Cassie. The deputy rescued the owl, that was unable to fly away, from a roadway, so we suspect this owl was hit by a vehicle. No fractures, but does have some bruising

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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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young barn owlCrawford Co barn owls
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 10 September 2018
Rescue Location: Crawford County

Barn owls nesting in a grain bin is a good news / bad news situation. Yeah, another nest of barn owls reported in Iowa. Bad, because often times the owls are still using the grain bin when the farmer needs to use as well. This nest of four barn owls wa

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red-shouldered hawkPolk Co red-shouldered hawk
Patient Status: Current Patient
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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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: Current Patient
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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