First Screech Owlet

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screech owl hatchlingFirst Screech Owlet
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 3 May 2015
Rescue Location: Audubon County

The first screech owl hatchling was admitted today. Overnight storms took down a tree in Audubon and when the landowner went to clean up the storm damage found one dead and one live little white ball of bird. This VERY young screech owl has a bit of sc

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LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
The screech owl has been in with foster mom, but is now in the flight pen.

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sharp-shinned hawkHardin Co Sharp-shinned
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 1 May 2015
Rescue Location: Hardin County

Linette found this adult male sharp-shinned hawk on the porch of a cabin. He likely died as a result of hitting the window while in pursuit of prey. This cabin has no curtains on the windows so at one point you can look completely through the building

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Dallas Co Barred Owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 23 April 2015
Rescue Location: Dallas County

SOAR friend Laura rescued an adult barred owl with a fractured right wing.

LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
In flight pen with other barred owls.

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barred owl hatchlingWhiterock Barred Owl Hatchling
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 22 April 2015
Rescue Location: Whiterock Conservancy, Guthrie County

The work crew at Whiterock Conservancy found a young barred owl that was cold and vocalizing. Rescued and took to the office and called.

LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
In the flight pen with other barred owls.

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RTH admitMills Co Red-tailed Hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 18 April 2015
Rescue Location: Mills County

Thanks to Brian for getting this adult red-tailed hawk out of the barbed wire fence and meeting up with Terrie! Barbed wire fences are just nasty. Bone and tendon are exposed on the right wing, but nothing is broken. The wound was slathered in Neospori

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LATEST UPDATE:

26 October 2015
The wing did not heal well enough for flight, this red-tailed hawk was euthanized.

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barred owl hatchlingFirst Barred Owl Baby
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 15 April 2015
Rescue Location: Jasper County

Deb received our first barred owl baby of the year. Mushroom hunters in eastern Jasper County found this youngster on the ground. They also saw adult barred owls in the area. The difficulty of re-nesting this hatchling barred owl and it’s very small si

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LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
In flight pen.

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Two Pied-billed Grebes
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 9 and 10 April 2015
Rescue Location: Carroll and Guthrie County

Kay and Cassie each picked up a pied-billed grebe that had been grounded on dry land. Both grebes mistook wet pavement for a body of water. Grebes cannot take off from land as their legs are placed too far back on their bodies for a running start. Each

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GHO hatchlingPolk Co Great Horned Hatchling
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 6 April 2015
Rescue Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

Thanks to a West Des Moines resident for making a phone call about this displaced great horned owl baby. These youngsters come to us at all sizes. Thanks for the rescue Deb.

LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
In GHO flight pen.

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GHO hatchlingClive Great Horned Owlet
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 1 April 2015
Rescue Location: Clive, Iowa

Thank you to a homeowner in Clive for keeping a watchful eye on a great horned owlet that was on the ground. Mr. D kept an eye out for adults in the area and for potential predators for the youngster. With no sign of adults and not knowing the location

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LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
In GHO flight pen.

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snowy owl admitHamilton Co Snowy Owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 24 March 2015
Rescue Location: Hamilton County

Thought we were not going to see any snowy owls needing us this winter, guess we thought too soon. Unfortunately. A badly injured female snowy owl was rescued in Hamilton County and brought to SOAR the morning of the 24th. She has a broken left wing an

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LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
She can now put weight on the mended left leg, but can't move the toes very well. She has had her West Nile Virus vaccination and has moved to snowy owl summer quarters. She is not releasable due to missing the tip of left wing. She will be transferred to a USFWS permit holder.

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