Adult Cooper’s Hawk

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adult Cooper's hawkAdult Cooper’s Hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 23 April 2017
Rescue Location: Polk Co

This adult Cooper’s hawk collided with something (no one witnessed this collision so it is purely a guess) and has some head trauma with a swollen eye. This hawk had been down without food long enough that it is quite thin.

LATEST UPDATE:

26 April 2017
Accipiters and window-strikes... read this and see if you can help your part of the world be more bird safe!
http://soarraptors.org/2017/04/human-made-hazards-abound/

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GHO hatchlingGreat horned owl hatchlings
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 9 April 2017
Rescue Location: Woodbury County

SOAR volunteer Tyler took in a PAIR of hatchling great horned owls.  The young owls popped out of a tree that some folks cut down the morning of rescue.  Unfortunately, Tyler had no opportunity to place them back in the nest, nor opportunity for a box

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young great horned owl1st 2017 great horned owl youngster
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 31 March 2017
Rescue Location: Polk County

SOAR volunteer Deb received our first great horned owl hatchling of the year. This youngster was found along the interstate in Des Moines after what may have been a bad first flight attempt? The owl’s right eye was swollen shut when Deb received but op

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barred owlAppanoose Barred Owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 27 March 2017
Rescue Location: Appanoose County

A concerned citizen saw a barred owl get hit by a car and was able to rescue and took to a nearby vet clinic. Appanoose CCB was able to transport this owl to SOAR friend Marla. The owl’s left shoulder area is swollen and warm and the wrist is droopy.

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juvenile RTHDes Moines Juvenile Red-tail
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 18 March 2017
Rescue Location: North side of Des Moines, Polk County

Deb rescued a juvenile red-tailed hawk on the north side of Des Moines on the 18th.  Deb reported, ” Had to climb over a pile of dead branches and weeds. Came out FULL of burrs! Half of my hair and my fleece jacket will never be the same!” This juvenil

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LATEST UPDATE:

31 March 2017
We thought we'd turned the "proverbial corner" with this hawk, but he was extremely thin and maybe had lost just too much weight to recover.

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Saylorville before rescueSaylorville Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 9 March 2017
Rescue Location: Shore of Saylorville Lake near Acorn Valley Campground

A gentleman birding at Saylorville Lake on the afternoon of the 9th came upon an eagle on the shoreline, alive but not moving. Word got to SOAR volunteer Deb who hiked in to meet up with the birder. Deb picked up and carried this eagle out to her vehic

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LATEST UPDATE:

9 March 2017
When Deb arrived with this eagle at SOAR, blood was drawn and her blood lead level is HI, off the charts. Kay thinks this girl is maybe a 5-year-old.

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Lake AnitaLake Anita Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 4 March 2017
Rescue Location: Lake Anita State Park, Cass County, IA

Lake Anita State Park Ranger rescued and transported this male bald eagle. At admit, not able to stand and blood lead level too high for our equipment to register.

LATEST UPDATE:

13 March 2017
This eagle is in respiratory distress and died. Bummed as he was eating and digesting.

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yuckKendallville Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 23 February 2017
Rescue Location: Along the Upper Iowa River near Kendallville, Winneshiek Co

While I (Linette) was waiting to pick up the injured eagle from Wildthunder W.A.R.S., a text message came in from the Warden in Winneshiek that he had a very sick eagle and wanted to know if I could relay… He also texted me pictures of the mutes (bir

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LATEST UPDATE:

23 February 2017
This bald eagle was transferred to Kay (along with the Oelwein eagle and juvenile swan from Marion County) in Ames. When moving to Kay's vehicle, this eagle was open-mouth breathing. This eagle was dead when she got to SOAR.

We know this eagle has extremely high lead levels by the color of the mutes and the labored breathing. A liver tissue sample will be sent to the diagnostic lab. This eagle weighed 11 pounds, another female.

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adult bald eagleOelwein Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 23 February 2017
Rescue Location: Oelwein, Fayette Co

This bald eagle was transferred to us from Wildthunder Wildlife & Animal Rehabilitation & Sanctuary, a raptor, bat, and mammal rehabilitator. This bald eagle was reported by several folks in the town of Oelwein to Buchanan County Conservation w

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LATEST UPDATE:

27 February 2017
The roads are better and were able to get in to see the veterinarian for an x-ray. While she has no ingested lead, she does have a spinal fracture. Spinal fractures typically do not heal, but we often give the eagle a couple days for healing, have appointment for Friday the 3rd if no improvement of leg and foot function.

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HY15 bald eagleWarren Co HY15 bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 22 February 2017
Rescue Location: Warren County

Thank you to Officer Cutts for delivering this juvenile bald eagle (was hit by a vehicle) to SOAR volunteer Deb. At admit this eagle could not stand, but was alert, and actively moving feet.

LATEST UPDATE:

27 March 2017
On the way to a 10x20 for continued therapy... stopped by the scale and now Warren weighs 8.75 pounds!

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