US34 Monroe County barred owl

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barred owlUS34 Monroe County barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
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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old RTHWright Co RTH
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 14 October 2016
Rescue Location: Wright County

Wright County Conservation park ranger rescued a very old red-tailed hawk that was grounded. The hawk has no fractures but the bottom of his feet are a bit blackened, electrocution. The hawk is resting comfortably in an ICU crate. As red-tailed hawks a

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LATEST UPDATE:

6 February 2017
This hawk did lose one talon on one foot, but this is an older, experienced hawk and should still be able to catch mice! Released!

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injured bald eagleLytton Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 11 October 2016
Rescue Location: Near intersection of US20 and Wadsley Ave in Sac County

A persistent concerned citizen called the Sac County Sheriff’s office and others she thought could help, including the area conservation officer. The DNR conservation officer called SOAR and gave location. Former SOAR intern and now Sac County Naturali

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LATEST UPDATE:

18 October 2016
With no improvement seen in leg function in this eagle, an appointment was scheduled with Dr. Dirks. The doctor confirmed suspicions that this eagle would not regain use of the legs. The eagle was humanely euthanized.

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harrierNorthern Harrier
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 23 September 2016
Rescue Location: Sioux County

An adult female harrier was rescued in Sioux County. Given the time of year, we suspect she was just passing through and got into some trouble. She has a concussion and vision issues, but no broken bones. Learn more about northern harries from Cornell

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4-year-old eagleHighlandville 4-year-old bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 17 September 2016
Rescue Location: West of Highlandville in Winneshiek County

An Iowa DNR biologist that works in the Upper Iowa Wildlife Management Area saw, tracked, and rescued a juvenile bald eagle on the 16th.  Transport was arranged on the 17th. Kay thought during her initial field exam that just the right radius was crack

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LATEST UPDATE:

See this post (http://soarraptors.org/2017/03/releases-to-help-with-research/) about "Releases to help with research"

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HY15 bald eagleRidgeway juvenile bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 15 September 2016
Rescue Location: North of Ridgeway in Winneshiek County

The Game Warden in Winneshiek County called SOAR saying he had a young eagle that needed our help. We met up with DNR staff to transfer this eagle to a crate for transport. Off to meet up with Kay in Ames. This hatch-year 2015 (HY15) eagle is very, ver

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LATEST UPDATE:

30 December 2016
Still in a 10x20 flight room but is now showing eagle confidence.

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silly smelly GHOHumboldt Co great horned owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 16 August 2016
Rescue Location: Near Bode in Humboldt Co

A resident of the small town of Bode emailed SOAR on 15 August asking if anyone was able to rescue an owl along a county road. Conservation board staff were available, but when they arrived at the address… could find no owl. Phone numbers were exchan

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LATEST UPDATE:

25 August 2016
Kay said the owl was emaciated upon arrival at SOAR, but now was eating well on his own. A round of wormer and bit more weight on him before going to the flight pen!

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