Patterson juvenile bald eagle

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juvenile bald eaglePatterson juvenile bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 February 2018
Rescue Location: Near Patterson, IA, Madison County

A motorist saw a juvenile bald eagle get hit by a semi while eagle was checking out roadkill on IA-92 near the town of Patterson. The motorist had called SOAR before with an injured eagle… so they knew just what to do. SOAR volunteer Deb rescued this

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LATEST UPDATE:

The Patterson eagle went to the veterinarian on 2 March 2018 for an x-ray to determine how badly his wings were broken. Both elbow joints were destroyed and this eagle would never fly again.

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open-mouth breathingWestfield bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 25 February 2018
Rescue Location: Big Sioux River in Plymouth County, Iowa

Alex rescued another bald eagle off a snow-covered river, this time in Plymouth County, Iowa north of the town of Westfield. Folks out on the river came upon this eagle and the call made it to Alex. This eagle is thin and is open-mouth breathing. That

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LATEST UPDATE:

The Westfield eagle was dead in her crate the morning of 4 March 2018. Another preventable death from lead.

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female bald eagleDoon bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 22 February 2018
Rescue Location: on the Rock River near Doon, IA, in Lyon County

A group of friends that Alex dubbed the “Doon Boys” came upon a grounded bald eagle while out running the Rock River in Lyon County and called to report. This female bald eagle has HI blood lead levels and chelation therapy to remove the lead from her

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LATEST UPDATE:

27 February 2018
Mutes are looking better and better. Still hand feeding.

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Remsen bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 21 February 2018
Rescue Location: 5 miles south of Remsen, IA, Plymouth County

SOAR friend Alex was at a work meeting… she receives a call from her brother-in-law’s father. This gentleman just happens to drive a maintainer for Plymouth County secondary roads and spotted an eagle in distress in a farm field and called Alex. Than

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LATEST UPDATE:

The Remsen eagle was taken to the veterinarian on 2 March 2018 for an x-ray to check on the fracture. X-ray revealed dead tissue and the wing bone in three pieces. Even if surgically stabilized the dead tissue would prevent bone mending.

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Vander StreekVander Streek bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 20 February 2018
Rescue Location: South of Pella, Marion County, IA

The landowner called in and reported a bald eagle near a creek on his property that needed assistance. The call got to both SOAR friend Marla and one of the DNR wardens in Marion County. No one is quite sure what got this female bald eagle down, but wh

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LATEST UPDATE:

27 February 2018
She is ready to leave her ICU crate. She was moved to the flight pen on 2/28/18!

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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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LATEST UPDATE:

26 February 2018
Moving day to the barred owl flight pen!

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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: 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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