SOAR News & Notes

tree service

Poplars down – #GivingTuesday 2016 update

27 November 2016

Oiy vey! Repairs… If you own a car, a house, vacation property, land, or many other items, then you know all to well about the need for periodic maintenance and…

#GivingTuesday

SOAR #GivingTuesday Goal

21 November 2016

We’re almost ready to turn the calendar over to December. Wasn’t it just August and we were tired of heat and humidity? Lately, my husband and I have been checking…

transport vehicle

Transport Vehicle Needed

7 August 2016

SOAR is looking to add another fuel-efficient transport vehicle to our fleet. Every year, we seem to admit even more patients than the year before and while we need an…

osprey flies

2016 osprey reintroduction

31 July 2016

SOAR once again assisted the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Diversity Program in collecting young osprey in northern Minnesota for hacking (a special kind of release) in Iowa. SOAR…

baby barn owl

Barn Owl Nest Sightings Continue

22 June 2016

In Iowa, the barn owl is a state endangered species due to a lack of habitat for their prey and for nesting. Since 2012, 20 barn owl adults, hatchlings, and…

Thora on bow perch

Continued training…

16 June 2016
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Linette Bernard, Communications Director What does it take for a non-releasable raptor to become an education bird? There is much adjustment. Everything for the bird is new. There is much…

lead symptoms, eagle hanging head

It’s Okay to Poison Bald Eagles, Really?!

10 June 2016

Kay Neumann, Executive Director of SOAR I read with dismay the April 17, 2016 letter to the editor in the Des Moines Register from a hunter entitled “Sick bald eagles…

I’ve found a baby…

30 April 2016

“Stuff” happens and sometimes the wildlife parents and young become separated — sometimes this is normal — but how do you know.  Check out these links to learn more! Sometimes…

Juvenile bald eagles ready for release

Juvenile Bald Eagles Released 10 April 2016!

11 April 2016

Remember the crazy week in September 2015 with multiple bald eagles being admitted with injuries consistent with having collided with a vehicle? Two of those bald eagles were released on…

The madness continues…

18 March 2016

As of 15 March 2016, SOAR has admitted 14 bald eagles. Here are some sobering details about these eagles: 5 were DOA (dead on arrival) and 3 died within 24…