SOAR News & Notes

Position Statements on Lead in Ammunition

1 February 2015

Health Risks in Lead-Based Ammunition Scientific experts in lead and environmental health have published both a consensus statement and an editorial encouraging the reduction of lead-based ammunition used with the…

24 January 2015 – humans need training

24 January 2015

Terrie and Tyler are adding to their needed hours of experience and helped with Bald Eagle Days event at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center in Nebraska. Terrie had a…

A bit more about lead poisoning…

18 January 2015

The bald eagle admitted on 13 December 2011 that had been caught in a leg-hold trap also had elevated blood lead levels (BLL) of 9.6 µg/dL. She coughed up a…

Ambassador-in-training Decorah!

4 January 2015

Kay has received official word from US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that the 22 June 2014 juvenile eagle admitted from Decorah, IA / Winneshiek County is no longer being…

United Nations Environment Program meeting

2 January 2015

The Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals adopted a resolution urging the phase-out of lead ammunition in all…

Eagle Summer 2014

5 September 2014

A perspective from SOAR Executive Director, Kay Neumann 5 September 2014 — Usually summers are relatively quiet here at SOAR; young kestrels and screech owls that need a little food…

Eagle program and release at Lake Red Rock

19 April 2014

Two rehabilitated eagles were released at Lake Red Rock, below the dam at the South Tailwater Area on 19 April 2014. About 50+ folks that attended the SOAR eagle program…

Fall Raptor Release at Whiterock Conservancy

1 September 2013

1 September 2013 Fall Release Party Two hatch-year male kestrels, two hatch-year red-tailed hawks, and one hatch-year bald eagle were released!

What happened to SNOW1?

15 January 2013

What happened to SNOW1? From Kay… Just like the other 13 snowy owls that SOAR worked with in 2012, SNOW1 came in starving. Seven of the 14 owls died before…