Polk Co red-shouldered hawk

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red-shouldered hawkPolk Co red-shouldered hawk
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 19 December 2016
Rescue Location: East side of Des Moines, Polk Co

Thanks to SOAR friend Matt for positive ID on this hawk as a juvenile red-shouldered hawk! We don’t admit many red-shouldered hawks so we’re not as confident in our ID.  Learn more about red-shouldered hawks from Cornell Lab of Ornithology… be sure t

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LATEST UPDATE:

19 January 2017
The red-shouldered hawk has been moved to a flight pen!

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adult trumpeterPolk County trumpeter
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 19 December 2016
Rescue Location: Polk County

It’s ‘wildlife CSI’ time as we’re really not sure what happened to this adult trumpeter swan. SOAR volunteer Deb and her ‘fave DNR officer’ were able to rescue this trumpeter that was unable to fly. Kay reports no fractures and that the swan is ‘nice a

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LATEST UPDATE:

21 December 2016
A blood lead level was drawn and much to our surprise, the swan's BLL is greater than 0.65 ppm. Usually a bird with a lead level this high would be showing some symptoms... but not swan! Chelation started.

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Euclid Ave bald eagleEuclid Ave bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 19 December 2016
Rescue Location: From the ice on the DSM River near Euclid Ave, Polk Co

Animal Rescue League of Iowa staff rescued this bald eagle from the Des Moines River ice near Euclid Avenue. The rescuers reported that the eagle was very uncoordinated. Polk County DNR officer took the eagle to SOAR volunteer Deb who had several admit

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LATEST UPDATE:

8 March 2017
Euclid was weighed and wormed before being moved to the 100' eagle flight pen! She weighs 10.5 pounds and could stand to gain more.

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GHO“Truck Grill” GHO
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 29 November 2016
Rescue Location: Polk County

This great horned owl was hit by a pick-up truck in Polk County. The unfortunate part is that the owl was stuck behind the grill / bumper / valance on the truck, but was able to be extracted. This great horned owl has a dislocated left elbow and bad le

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LATEST UPDATE:

6 February 2017
This owl had lost all vision in the damaged eye and is unable to fly. This owl was humanely euthanized.

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old RTHAudubon red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 17 November 2016
Rescue Location: Audubon County

A concerned citizen near Audubon rescued this very old red-tailed hawk (look at how dark the eyes are!). This hawk has road rash on the back, so we suspect some sort of collision with a vehicle.

LATEST UPDATE:

30 December 2016
This hawk is in the flight pen.

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HY16 RTHIA-92 HY red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 15 November 2016
Rescue Location: Along IA-92 in Marion County

A concerned citizen rescued this hatch-year 2016 red-tailed hawk (HY16 RTH) along IA-92 and delivered to an Iowa DNR biologist that works in the county, who delivered to SOAR friend Marla. This young hawk has a pretty bad break in the right humerus.

LATEST UPDATE:

20 December 2016
This red-tailed hawk was holding the wing in a good position so it was time for rehab in the flight pen. The hawk had been in the flight pen for a few days and upon evaluation the hawk could not fly because the bone did not heal with good alignment. This hawk was euthanized today.

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barred owlUS34 Monroe County barred owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 10 November 2016
Rescue Location: Along US34 near Albia, Monroe County

A concerned citizen rescued a grounded barred owl along US34 east of Albia. Thanks to help from friends, they were able to get in touch with SOAR and then delivered the owl to SOAR friend Marla in Marion County. Marla reported on admit that the owls fe

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LATEST UPDATE:

30 December 2016
In flight pen and up on the high perch!

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fishing lure stuck in pelicanWater Works Pelican
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 30 October 2016
Rescue Location: Water Works Park in Des Moines / Polk County

SOAR rescuer Deb was alerted to a pelican in need of assistance at Water Works Park in Des Moines. Thanks also to her son for assisting in the water rescue. The pelican had a fishing lure with hooks on both ends caught – one end of the lure caught on h

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LATEST UPDATE:

12 November 2016
The pelican has had antibiotics and wormer. The wound on his side was cleaned and packed with neosporin again and needs some more healing before release. We're hopeful that pelicans will still be moving through western Iowa when this one is ready for release!

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old RTHFt Atkinson red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 30 October 2016
Rescue Location: North of Fort Atkinson in Winneshiek County

A landowner north of Fort Atkinson in Winneshiek County noticed a hawk sitting by the side of the gravel road on his way to town for lunch… but the hawk was in the same place when he returned. He made a couple phone calls and with the help of a frien

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LATEST UPDATE:

16 November 2016
The hawk is losing movement in his feet; the nerve damage seems to be getting worse not better. The hawk died later in the day.

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Jordan Creek area RTH
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 18 October 2016
Rescue Location: Jordan Creek Area of Dallas County

This hatch-year 2016 red-tailed hawk was thin on admit and had signs of head trauma.

LATEST UPDATE:

30 December 2016
This hawk is in the flight pen.

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