SOAR News & Notes

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Mid-September Admits

27 September 2021

Birdie migration has begun! With that, we expect to see a few raptors get themselves in a pickle and need an assist. With some species, like bald eagles, we can…

Annual Release Soon

27 September 2021

SOAR’s annual release celebration has a new location for 2021! Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The former Iowa 4-H Camp, 1991 Peach Ave, Madrid, Iowa Our host…

soft release door

Eagles soft-released

15 September 2021

This picture details who went where last week! Two eagles were moved to the 100′ flight pen and the others were soft released on 11 September 2021. A soft-release is…

eagle stuck


13 September 2021

This hatch-year 2021 (HY21) bald eagle found herself in a predicament! For some reason she got down inside a rock and gravel crusher and once there did not have enough…

young male kestrel

Recent Releases

4 September 2021

On 2 September 2021, two kestrels, two great horned owls, and two hatch-year 2021 turkey vultures were released. The vultures left the building… sort of!