SOAR News & Notes

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Peli and horned owls released

16 October 2021
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In early October, a young pelican at Swan Lake State Park was reported to be not acting like a wild bird – this peli let people get far too close!…

Laurel on the high perch

16 October 2021
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Laurel is a hatch-year 2021 bald eagle from south of the town of Laurel, Iowa in Marshall County. Here’s a snippet of her admit: https://soarraptors.org/2021/09/mid-september-admits/ After a month in rehab,…

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2021 Annual Release Recap

9 October 2021

We musts give thanks to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for hosting SOAR’s 2021 annual release celebration at the former Iowa 4-H Camp! We estimated about 120 folks celebrated these…

eagle flying

Bald Eagle Released

5 October 2021
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The rescuers of this bald eagle were able to join us at the 2021 Annual Release and open this eagle’s crate door! [That right there should tell you how feisty…