Category Archives: Notes

Anthon bald eagle

Groundbreaking study

18 February 2022
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The first study of lead poisoning of wildlife at a nationwide scale This multi-year study finds high levels of lead in bald and golden eagles in 38 states. From the

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chicken

Keep Poultry Safe

6 February 2022

Are you one of a growing number of folks with your own backyard / country chicken flock? Here are a couple links to help you design your poultry house and

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60' flight pen

Bald Eagle Updates

28 January 2022
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26 January 2022 was “moving day” for some bald eagle admits! The Jasper County / Colfax Bridge eagle (admit early December) was moved from a small flight room to the

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bald eagle

Three in Three

8 January 2022
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**Updates – Early December 2021 did not start out well. Three adult bald eagles admitted in three days. One bald eagle from Allamakee County was exhibiting symptoms of lead poisoning.

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SOAR receives Avangrid Foundation Grant

7 January 2022

The Avangrid Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of leading sustainable energy company AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), announced January 6, 2022, a total of $100,000 in grants to 13 wildlife rehabilitation

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adult bald eagle

Adult bald eagle admitted **Update

24 December 2021
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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

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eagle release

Bald Eagles Released

23 December 2021
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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

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great horned owl

Recent Owl Admits

23 December 2021
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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

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snowy owl

Snowy admit

7 December 2021
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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

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young male kestrel

SOAR Year-end 2021

23 November 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, we cannot thank you enough for being by our side! Both 2020 and 2021 have been unique times to manage a non-profit that includes

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