Grain Bin Barn Owl Nest

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barn owls in grain binGrain Bin Barn Owl Nest
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 2 October 2014
Rescue Location: Guthrie County

A Guthrie County farmer checked the inside a grain storage bin (he was about to unload corn into the bin) and found fuzzy bird residents. He made a quick call to the local Iowa DNR conservation officer who called SOAR friend Cassie. Thanks to the farme

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LATEST UPDATE:

25 May 2015
The hack tower at Whiterock Conservancy cannot be used for osprey as there is an eagle nest too near. The tower was repaired and renovated for a soft release for the barn owls. Four of the five were placed in the tower on the 25th. The tower was deemed too small for all five, so one of the females was held for release at SOAR.

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eaglet admit from DecorahDecorah Eaglet
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 22 June 2014
Rescue Location: near Decorah Fish Hatchery

Bob Anderson of Raptor Resource Project was at the Decorah Trout Hatchery on the 22nd and received word that an eaglet was downed in the trout stream nearby. Bob waded through the stream and was able to rescue the eaglet and determined it had a broken

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LATEST UPDATE:

12 December 2014
Transfer to USFWS eagle exhibition permit has been received and training will begin for 'Decorah' to be an education ambassador. No more updates on his status will be done on this page.

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peregrine falcon project bandsB38 / Alma
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 27 September 2013
Rescue Location: Along railroad tracks west of Knoxville, Iowa

On 26 September 2013, our dear friend, Marla, received a call about a falcon running along the railroad track west of Knoxville. A Burlington Northern Railroad employee took the time to figure out it was a falcon and that it was banded and called the I

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LATEST UPDATE:

4 April 2014
"Feisty" is in pigeon school and a soft release will be done in the next few days. A soft release is where the bird can leave from the flight pen when ready and food will be provided if and as needed until that raptor has departed from the area.

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juvenile eagle rescueJasper Co Eaglet
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 2 June 2013
Rescue Location: Rock Creek State Park, Jasper County

Jasper County eagle nest watchers reported that the nest had collapsed in the wildlife area north of Rock Creek State Park and an eaglet needed rescuing. SOAR friend Marla got the call late Saturday evening and prepared for a daytime rescue with her fr

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LATEST UPDATE:

27 June 2013
An update on "Jasper"... Kay and friends opened the gate on the hack tower on the 26th. "Jasper" flew out and made a nice arc and landed on the ground. Even though he was more than ready to leave the tower, his muscles weren't ready for flight. "Jasper" is back in the 100-ft flight pen at SOAR for flight practice. The eaglet did have a slight droop to one wing at admit, but that appeared to have resolved or so we thought. He just needs more time to rehab.

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eaglet admitDolliver State Park Eaglet
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 17 April 2012
Rescue Location: Dolliver State Park in Webster County

The thunderstorms / high winds over the weekend of 14-15 April took down an eagle nest in Dolliver State Park (SE of Fort Dodge). According to personal communication with the Des Moines National Weather Service office, there were thunderstorms in the a

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LATEST UPDATE:

30 June 2012
After consulting with other rehabilitators with baby eagle experience, it was determined that when he was flying in the flight pen with ease, we needed to do a soft release. This meant setting up a feeding station on the roof of the adults pen. He could still see and hear the adults and he would have food available, if needed. The young eagle had been easily navigating the flight pen and was time for a pre-release exam. The exam indicated the eagle was healthy, fully feathered, and weighed in at 7.25 lbs. Released at SOAR!

As with all the care provided for this young eagle, this release was planned with his best interest in mind and, it was done to try and minimize any human influence on this still growing bird... low stress and near easy food sources of ponds, creeks, and rivers... several of which are drying up and makes for easy fishing.

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juvenile eagle2011 Decorah Juvenile
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 16 September 2011
Rescue Location: Rural Winneshiek County

A juvenile female bald eagle was hit on a road in the Decorah area while “dining” on roadkill raccoon. A passing car called the Raptor Resource Project (and waited for help to arrive) and Bob rescued the eagle (one of the folks from the car drove Bob’s

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LATEST UPDATE:

21 October 2011
In preparation for release tomorrow, this eagle was weighed (10.75 lbs!) and USFWS band put on before loading into the carry crate. See photos below.

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peregrine to be releasedTundra Peregrine
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: September 2010
Rescue Location:

This blond, hatch-year male peregrine with no bands was received in September 2010. He is migratory and his very light color is an indication of a tundra sub-species, so is likely from Canada. He had a bruised and swollen wing, with a non-compound frac

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