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Warrior bald eagleWarrior bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 14 February 2018
Rescue Location: on the ice of the Big Sioux River, Sioux County, Iowa

From HEART the Wild’s Facebook post… couldn’t have said it any better than Alex’s first hand account! “Yesterday evening (2/13), I got a call from our DNR Officer. Two snowmobilers, Jeremie and his brother Lance, came across a sick looking eagle on t

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LATEST UPDATE:

15 February 2018
X-ray indicates Warrior was not shot and does not have any lead fragments in his digestive tract. He was started on an anti-inflammatory medicine to hopefully help with the brain swelling and seizures.

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Carlisle barredCarlisle barred owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 14 February 2018
Rescue Location: Carlisle, Iowa

A concerned citizen called SOAR with a report of a barred owl not moving from the same location for more than a day. Volunteer rescuer Deb went to the location and easily retrieved. This barred is a bit thin and has bruising in the right shoulder. The

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HY17 bald eagleEldorado HY17 bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 11 February 2018
Rescue Location: along IA-150 near Eldorado in Fayette County, IA

On 10 February, Kay texted me that our partner rehabilitator, Wildthunder WARS had a juvenile eagle that may need transport. The “Eldorado” (pronounced El-doe-RAY-doe) eagle transferred from Wildthunder is a HY17 and the blood lead level test was HI. T

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arctic phase GHOHospers arctic phase great horned owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
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.

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short-eared owlMenlo short-eared owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
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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RLHADark morph rough-legged hawk
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 18 January 2018
Rescue Location: Greene County, IA

Greene County Conservation rescued this winter visitor rough-legged hawk. This rough-legged is a bit darker and called a dark morph. This hawk has a compound humerus fracture of the left wing. (like our upper arm bone)

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RLHADallas Co rough-legged hawk
Patient Status: Current Patient
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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turkey vultureMcCaffery the turkey vulture
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 6 January 2018
Rescue Location: Near McCaffery's Dolce Vita & Twin Springs Bakery, Decorah, IA

So… what do you do when you’re at an event and Winneshiek County Dispatch calls with a report of a turkey vulture needing assistance outside of Decorah?? First, you wonder if it is really a turkey vulture… then you call a falconer you know in that

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 January 2018
Kay reports that McCaffery eats whatever is put in front of him.

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trumpeter swanMaffit Reservoir trumpeter swan
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 4 January 2018
Rescue Location: Maffit Reservoir, SW of Des Moines

Jenni, our go-to songbird rehabilitator received a call on 3 January about a swan needing assistance. The next day, Deb and Cynthia were able to locate the swan, catch, load on a sled, and Deb transported to SOAR. A blood lead test was done that day an

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 January 2018
Kay reports that the "most awful green poop" is still coming out of the swan. Fortunately swan is eating and drinking well. Chelation continues.

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juvie bald eagleRed Oak juvenile bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 21 December 2017
Rescue Location: Montgomery County

This juvenile male bald eagle was rescued by the Iowa DNR conservation officer who met up with Cassie for transport to SOAR. This youngster has a fractured right tibio-tarsus. He was very lethargic and 7.5 pounds on admit. Better news is that his blood

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 January 2018
His right leg is still splinted but is now starting to put weight on that leg.

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