SOAR News & Notes

adult bald eagle

Adult bald eagle admitted **Update

24 December 2021

A mid-December update: this eagle is in the 100′ flight pen, but is not yet showing effortless flight. The worry is that the old fracture in the left wing is…

eagle release

Bald Eagles Released

23 December 2021

An adult and a hatch-year 2021 bald eagles completed their recovery and were released at SOAR on 22 December 2021! The adult bald eagle rescued in Des Moines near Halloween…

great horned owl

Recent Owl Admits

23 December 2021

SOAR admitted a snowy owl on 20 December and a great horned owl on 22 December 2021. These owls have good and bad similarities. Both owls were rescued by two…

snowy owl

Snowy admit

7 December 2021

I know we talk about giving raptors space, especially those migrating to spend the winter in Iowa. If you haven’t read our story about giving raptors space, check out this…