Patients

SOAR Patients:

Some of our patients are listed below and are updated as able.

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HY18 screech owlM-town screech owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 7 June 2018
Rescue Location: Marshalltown, Iowa

A concerned citizen found a young screech owl on the ground and made contact with SOAR. Deb, a SOAR volunteer rescuer and transporter was able to pick up this youngster for transport to SOAR. This grey hatchling screech owl has a broken right tibiotars

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LATEST UPDATE:

12 June 2018
This young owl is now eating cut-up food on its own! The wrap on the leg stayed on just a few days. Very young birds are challenging because they grow quickly and can't have a firm wrap on for too long.

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hatchling eagletClanton Creek nestling bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 10 May 2018
Rescue Location: Along Clanton Creek in Madison County

SOAR volunteer Deb received word that a concerned citizen found a very young bald eagle on the ground. Deb and her son met up with the concerned citizen and then hiked in at least a half-mile, along the creek, through a couple steep ravines to get to t

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LATEST UPDATE:

13 May 2018
Eaglet is standing periodically and is eating on own. Hardly has any flight feathers.

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adult barredPolk Co adult barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 9 May 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

This barred owl was rescued with the help of our songbird rehab friend Jenni and her apprentice. They provided overnight care until the owl could be transferred to SOAR. The owl was found laying on the ground on its back. Word is that the owl flew into

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Cooper'sPolk Co Cooper’s
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 9 May 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

This Cooper’s hawk does not have any fractures, but was still found grounded. The round wound on his back left might have some bruising and swelling to go with. Started on antibiotic. This hawk is not thin, is eating and perching.

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female kestrelRunnels female kestrel
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 20 April 2018
Rescue Location: Runnells, Polk County

This female kestrel was admitted via our songbird rehab friend Jenni. The kestrel has a fractured left tibio-tarsus. The good news is that she is eating on her own!

LATEST UPDATE:

17 September 2018
This kestrel needs more tail feathers before she can be evaluated for effortless flight.

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Krider'sRinggold dark morph red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 11 April 2018
Rescue Location: Ringgold County

This is a red-tailed hawk, but is a dark morph. This hawk has a compound fracture of the left humerus. Fingers crossed.

LATEST UPDATE:

While the bones healed fairly well, this bird was not able to move the wing enough for flight and was humanely euthanized.

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hatchling horned owlHatchling great horned owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 5 April 2018
Rescue Location: Urbandale, Polk County

This hatchling great horned owl was found on the ground in Urbandale. No sign of adults or nest could be found. At admit this young horned owl was not yet eating on its own and is a bit banged up from a suspected fall to the ground.

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juvenile bald eaglePatterson juvenile bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 February 2018
Rescue Location: Near Patterson, IA, Madison County

A motorist saw a juvenile bald eagle get hit by a semi while eagle was checking out roadkill on IA-92 near the town of Patterson. The motorist had called SOAR before with an injured eagle… so they knew just what to do. SOAR volunteer Deb rescued this

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LATEST UPDATE:

The Patterson eagle went to the veterinarian on 2 March 2018 for an x-ray to determine how badly his wings were broken. Both elbow joints were destroyed and this eagle would never fly again.

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open-mouth breathingWestfield bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 25 February 2018
Rescue Location: Big Sioux River in Plymouth County, Iowa

Alex rescued another bald eagle off a snow-covered river, this time in Plymouth County, Iowa north of the town of Westfield. Folks out on the river came upon this eagle and the call made it to Alex. This eagle is thin and is open-mouth breathing. That

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LATEST UPDATE:

The Westfield eagle was dead in her crate the morning of 4 March 2018. Another preventable death from lead.

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female bald eagleDoon bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 22 February 2018
Rescue Location: on the Rock River near Doon, IA, in Lyon County

A group of friends that Alex dubbed the “Doon Boys” came upon a grounded bald eagle while out running the Rock River in Lyon County and called to report. This female bald eagle has HI blood lead levels and chelation therapy to remove the lead from her

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LATEST UPDATE:

27 February 2018
Mutes are looking better and better. Still hand feeding.

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