Raptor rehabilitation, education, and research
Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR) is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 dedicated to saving our avian resources through raptor rehabilitation, education, and research. SOAR maintains all necessary US Fish & Wildlife Service and Iowa DNR permits to provide the rehabilitation and education.
I found an injured bird! Now what?
Injured and sick birds need specialized diets and fluids. Do not attempt to do this yourself. It is illegal to hunt, harm, or harass — or posses any hawk, eagle, owl, falcon, or vulture — without proper US Fish and Wildlife Service and state-issued permits.
Indianola Sustainability Fair
SOAR will be at the Indianola Sustainability Fair on April 1, 2023! April 1, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Indianola Middle School, Indianola, IA (Google Map link) You’ll be…
After some R&R at SOAR, this Merlin is free again. This Merlin was reported to have hit a window. Her injuries were consistent with that. She flew beautifully and exclaimed…
Southern Iowa Lead Poisoned Eagle
**UPDATE – The Adams County bald eagle died on 11 March 2023 despite our efforts with chelation, fluid therapy, and easy-to-digest food. SOAR admitted a very, very sick bald eagle…
Drumbeat and Eagle Release
Thanks to Rodger Routh for this fabulous video documenting a bald eagle release on 22 January 2023 at Kuehn Conservation Area in Dallas County, Iowa. The eagle released was rescued…
Over 20+ years
of helping raptors through rehabilitation, education, and research