Warren Co HY15 bald eagle

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HY15 bald eagleWarren Co HY15 bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 22 February 2017
Rescue Location: Warren County

Thank you to Officer Cutts for delivering this juvenile bald eagle (was hit by a vehicle) to SOAR volunteer Deb. At admit this eagle could not stand, but was alert, and actively moving feet.

LATEST UPDATE:

27 March 2017
On the way to a 10x20 for continued therapy... stopped by the scale and now Warren weighs 8.75 pounds!

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juvenile trumpeterRoberts Creek Juvenile Trumpeter
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 22 February 2017
Rescue Location: Roberts Creek Lake, Marion County

A boater on Lake Red Rock contacted the Marion County Conservation Board about a trumpeter swan not looking very good. SOAR friend Marla and Roberts Creek Park Ranger, Mike Kalkwart, set out with life jackets and rescue gear and boated to the NE area o

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LATEST UPDATE:

10 March 2017
Swan had been doing better, standing up and wanting out of ICU, so she was moved to a 10x20. Checking on her today, she was no longer standing, so back in ICU.

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bandaged barred owlBarred owl and barbed wire
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 21 February 2017
Rescue Location: Polk County

Thanks to SOAR volunteer Deb for her valiant effort to save this barred owl. The left wing was caught in a barbed wire fence. You know how we feel about barbed wire. Those nasty barbs can cause so much tissue damage. That doesn’t matter… we always tr

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Plymouth Co EaglePlymouth County Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 4 February 2017
Rescue Location: Plymouth County

SOAR volunteer Tyler rescued this adult eagle in Plymouth County. The eagle was having trouble standing and has labored breathing.

LATEST UPDATE:

13 February 2017
Couldn't stand. Couldn't oxygenate her blood. Lead poisoning won again.

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adult bald eagleDelaware adult bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 22 December 2016
Rescue Location: Near the town of Delaware in Delaware County

A wildlife rehabilitator (Tracy) in NE Iowa was called on the 21st by Manchester Trout Hatchery staff about a report of a bald eagle down and possibly stuck in something. Hatchery staff put Tracy in touch with the landowner whose son had found the eagl

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LATEST UPDATE:

26 December 2016
Kay reported that she died the afternoon of the 25th. The eagle could not keep down fluids and we suspect that organs were shutting down. Absolutely everyone involved did their very best for this eagle.

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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: Patient Archive, Success Stories
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:

29 May 2017
This female bald eagle is the only one of 14 bald eagles SOAR admitted from December 2016 through March 2017 with elevated lead levels to have survived. She was released at a private gathering of rescuers on Memorial Day 2017 at Jester Park Lodge in Polk County. Iowa DNR Officer Eighmy had the honor of releasing.

Unfortunately, we must repeat ourselves... if you hunt, please hunt lead-free. If you fish, please fish lead-free.

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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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