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HY18 bald eagle UnionUnion, Iowa juvenile eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 30 August 2018
Rescue Location: near Union, Iowa in Hardin County

The Conservation Officer in Hardin County was being bombarded with calls about an eagle walking the blacktop near Union and was not in the area, so got word to SOAR. After consulting with county dispatch on the last known location, this hatch-year 2018

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LATEST UPDATE:

20 September 2018
She is up to 7.5 pounds but is still very thin.

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adult peregrine falconRock Rapids peregrine falcon
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 6 August 2018
Rescue Location:

This peregrine falcon was noticed on the finders farmyard and they called their conservation board director for an assist! The Lyon County Conservation director was able to rescue and helped transport to Alex at HEART the Wild in Sioux County. She has

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barred owlPolk Co barred owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 23 July 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

This barred owl has a fractured right tibiotarsus and was thin on admit. The picture is from 31 July with pretty pink vet wrap! Click here to learn which bone is the tibiotarsus!

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Madrid HY18 eagleMadrid hatch-year bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 14 July 2018
Rescue Location: Near Madrid, Boone County

This hatch-year 2018 bald eagle was reported to SOAR rescuer Deb as needing assistance. Deb saw no adults in the area, so rescued and took to SOAR. This young male is in need of groceries. He is emaciated. Our best guess is that this youngster fledged

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LATEST UPDATE:

30 July 2018
This juvenile has gained almost a pound in two weeks, has been wormed, had his lead level tested (very low), and moved to a 10x20 flight pen. But... Madrid is dropping feathers, so will be some time before he'll be able to test his wings. When birds are emaciated, they can drop feathers because the energy needed for feather production went to other needs.

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HY18 Cooper'sOnowa hatch-year Cooper’s hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 10 July 2018
Rescue Location: Onowa, Monona County

This hatch-year 2018 Cooper’s hawk was found in the town of Onowa on the ground, not wanting to fly. At SOAR, it was determined that this young hawk had no fractures, could use feet and legs, had plenty of feathers, but was thin. Time for a bit of supp

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Ridgeway18 eagletRidgeway hatch-year bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 5 July 2018
Rescue Location: Near Ridgeway, Iowa

Winneshiek County dispatch received call of young bald eagle standing in the road and not flying away when cars approach, near the town of Ridgeway, Iowa. Falconer friend and Raptor Resource Project board member Dave K was able to go check on the situa

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LATEST UPDATE:

6 July 2018
Kay reported that this hatch-year eagle had been on the ground for some time, not being fed, as she is emaciated.

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nestling Cooper'sThree Cooper’s hawk nestlings
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 29 June 2018
Rescue Location: Indianola

High winds and rain rolled through Warren County on 28 June. There was much tree damage reported on area media. The next day three Cooper’s hawk nestlings were found in Indianola and were transported to SOAR. One did die within a week. The other two fl

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two hatchling vulturesHatchling vultures
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 June 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

Two hatchling turkey vultures were discovered after nest tree cut down and made their way to SOAR the same day.

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HY18 female kestrel2018 capitol kestrels
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 20 and 22 June 2018
Rescue Location: Iowa State Capitol grounds, Des Moines

A female hatch-year (HY18) kestrel was admitted from the State Capitol grounds on 20 June and nest-mate male admitted on 22 June. Both a bit thin from being on the ground.

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HY18 peregrine2018 capitol peregrines
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 15 and 20 June 2018
Rescue Location: Iowa State Capitol grounds, Des Moines

15 June and 20 June hatchlings from the peregrine falcon nest were admitted to SOAR. Both young birds found on the ground and were too young to fly. We believe there were only two young falcons in this nest this year.

LATEST UPDATE:

24 June 2018
Both young peregrines moved to a flight pen with other peregrine falcons.

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