Wright Co RTH

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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: Current Patient
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:

13 December 2016
Highlandville was moved to the 100' eagle flight room.

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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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rescuers and GHOMonroe great horned owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 15 August 2016
Rescue Location: City of Monroe water treatment lagoons

Monroe city employees Jeremy and Marc called SOAR friend Marla because a great horned owl that had been hanging around the city lagoons on Friday was still there on Monday. Jeremy and Marc were able to rescue the owl and get it out of the August heat f

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LATEST UPDATE:

1 September 2016
After a round of wormer medication and a couple weeks of feeding in ICU, this owl was ready for transfer to the GHO flight room.

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fledgling Cooper's hawkWatrous Ave Cooper’s hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 5 August 2016
Rescue Location: 2400 block of Watrous Ave, Des Moines

Des Moines Animal Control rescued a grounded fledgling Cooper’s hawk and transported to rehabber Jenni in Des Moines. Terrie transported to SOAR on the 7th. If you’ve followed SOAR raptor patients, you may recall reading that Accipiters (in our area Co

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Burr Oak 4-year-old eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 29 July 2016
Rescue Location: Near Burr Oak, Winneshiek Co

Brian at the Decorah Fish Hatchery received a call of an eagle down NW of Decorah. Raptor Resource Board member and eagle researcher Brett M just happened to be in Decorah that day… so off they went. Once they had the eagle, Brian called SOAR. Brett

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LATEST UPDATE:

28 September 2016
My what a few days will do... Burr Oak is showing us he's ready!

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fledgling barn owlAdair Co barn owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 July 2016
Rescue Location: Near Greenfield in Adair County

Adair County Conservation responded to a call and rescued a hatch-year 2016 barn owl from near a road. She is thin and her left wing is bruised.

LATEST UPDATE:

30 September 2016
All barn owl admits this year were juveniles and they are ready to be hacked from the tower at Whiterock Conservancy.

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