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HY17 female kestrelPublic Library HY female kestrels
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 8 and 9 August 2017
Rescue Location: near Sioux City Public Library

SOAR volunteer and Woodbury County Conservation staff member, Tyler, rescued these two hatch-year female kestrels. They appear to be without injury and just need a bit more support before returning to the wild. Thanks to Kevin and Kim Gerety and family

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hatchling vulturesDes Moines hatchling vultures
Patient Status: Current Patient
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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HY17 eagle from OrientOrient HY17 bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 31 July 2017
Rescue Location: Orient, IA

From “perusing” Facebook posts, it seemed that this young eagle had been causing concern as it was seen often in the same location. Adair County Conservation staff was keeping a watchful eye on and was able to rescue on 31 July. As usual, the back stor

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 August
By beak depth, this hatch-year eagle is a male. His lead test came back the seldom seen 0.00 ppm. By the 11th he had received wormer medication and had gained two pounds! Time for the flight pen!

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barred owlMonroe fledgling barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 June 2017
Rescue Location: City of Monroe

Monroe city employees Jeremy and Marc called SOAR friend Marla about a barred owl they retrieved at a residence within the City of Monroe. This fledgling / juvenile owl was near a wooden privacy fence andĀ robins were tussling with him. There appearsĀ to

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LATEST UPDATE:

9 July 2017
Marla's suspicion that there was a left wing issue was correct. The wingtip died and without a complete wing, the owl would not be able to sustain flight for hunting and was euthanized.

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nestling Cooper'sCarroll nestling Cooper’s hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 18 June 2017
Rescue Location: Carroll County

This nestling Cooper’s hawk was found on the south edge of Carroll along a trail. No adults seen. (Two days later, another Cooper’s hawk wa found in the same area and rescued and brought to SOAR.)

LATEST UPDATE:

24 July
Eight hatch-year Cooper's hawks were soft-released at SOAR today! These accipiters can come and go / leave as they are ready and food will be provided until it isn't being eaten!

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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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nestling Cooper's hawkBV nestling Cooper’s
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 16 June 2016
Rescue Location: Buena Vista County

Thanks to Katie with BV County Conservation for helping this nestling Cooper’s hawk get to us! This nestling was found in the middle of the road!

LATEST UPDATE:

24 July
Eight hatch-year Cooper's hawks were soft-released at SOAR today! These accipiters can come and go / leave as they are ready and food will be provided until it isn't being eaten!

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rescued eaglet‘GBE’ eaglet
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 5 June 2017
Rescue Location: South side of Lake Red Rock in Marion County

A Marion County eagle enthusiast watches several raptor nests around Lake Red Rock. She got word to SOAR friend Marla that the Gladys Black Eagle (GBE) camera nest tree was broken and the nest is on the ground. No one is exactly sure when this event ha

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LATEST UPDATE:

6 June 2017 later in the day
There was confirmed sighting of two eaglets at the nest tree site, along with the parents.

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screech owlets3 tiny screech owls
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 27 May 2017
Rescue Location: Wright County

These tiny screech owls were rescued by Eric in Wright County after they became homeless. This is the downside of cavity nesting birds… they are not always notice before a tree comes down.

LATEST UPDATE:

30 May 2017
These youngsters are in with our foster mom screech owl and she is feeding!

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juvenile bald eagleRunnells HY16 bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 26 May 2017
Rescue Location: near Runnells in Polk County

SOAR volunteer Deb transported a lively juvenile eagle that was rescued from a ditch along a gravel road near Runnells in Polk County. We believe this female to be a hatch-year 2016 (HY16) bird. She is a bit thin at 10.5 pounds and no fractures to the

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LATEST UPDATE:

6 June 2017
Runnells is starting to make short flight attempts today. When she was first in the flight pen, only walked.

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