SOAR News & Notes

Absolutely maddening!

12 February 2016

In just over two months time, six bald eagles have been admitted to SOAR. One juvenile female and one adult were DOA (dead on arrival), the adult just last evening…

Ah… the weather?!

15 January 2016

From where I sit, the weather is certainly feeling like January! Neighbors with livestock are taking this ‘warmer’ day to bed down livestock and make sure plenty of feed is…

Great time at 2016 Clinton Bald Eagle Day!

11 January 2016

Thanks to Pam Steinhaus, Visitor Services Manager, US Fish and Wildlife Service and all the volunteers from the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge for all their work to…

Website has a new look

4 January 2016

Welcome to the updated SOAR website! The biggest reason for the new design is this one is responsive to mobile devices. (I learned that the site is best viewed on…

Thank you for your support in 2015

28 December 2015

Raptor viewing etiquette

15 December 2015

We should all observe good raptor viewing etiquette, not only during the nesting season, but also during migration and the winter months when many raptors will gather together in good…

Looking for a non-toxic ammo gift for your favorite hunter?

1 December 2015

Not sure what to get? First, find out what the caliber or gauge of their favorite firearm and then check that against what is available! Does your hunter reload their…

Remember — protected predators keep the balance!

27 September 2015

Unfortunately it’s that time of year when we can see red-tailed hawks admitted with what are likely gunshot wounds. See photo right of a bird admitted 30 October 2012 >>>.…

2015 Release Party

30 August 2015

30 August 2015 at Dale Valley Vineyard SOAR is having a typical rehab year… but on a more personal note, we’ve had some lows this year. Kay’s friend (and SOAR’s…

Encourage steel / non-toxic shot for dove hunting

15 August 2015

Dove hunting season starts on 1 September here in Iowa and runs through 9 November 2015. Please encourage hunters to use steel shot. Research shows that, when lead shot is…