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 on 6 March 2023. This adult was found in Adams County, Iowa.

blood lead analyzer

Lead poisoned eagle from Adams County 3/6/23. Still alive morning of 3/7/23.

All live bald eagle admits are tested for the presence of lead in their blood. We never like to see a reading of “High.”

To learn more about how SOAR treats birds with elevated lead levels, visit this page.

This bald eagle is receiving chelation medication and fluid therapy.

If you hunt or fish, please do so lead-free. There are non-toxic alternatives.

Read about SOAR’s Eagles and Lead Research – including a summary of 19 years of data.