SOAR News & Notes


#GT2022 A Conversation with Kay

29 November 2022

A SOAR volunteer interviews Kay Neumann, SOAR Executive Director, to update supporters about 2022 and plans for 2023.

HY21 bald eagle

Coggon Bald Eagle Released

29 November 2022

This bald eagle was rescued in a cattle lot near Coggon, Iowa by Wildthunder WARS, in late August. This hatch-year 2021 male was covered in mud and ‘what you’d find’…


#GivingTuesday 2022

23 November 2022

Mark your calendars as our year-end appeal starts soon!

HY22 Hubbard bald eagle

Hubbard bald eagle released

27 October 2022

It’s always a good day when a raptor in need of assistance has been rescued and shows they are ready for release! 26 October 2022 was the day for our…

HY22 bald eagle

Difficulties of a young bald eagle

25 September 2022

Several concerned citizens noticed a young bald eagle sitting on the road, sitting on the edge of the road, and on the edge of a cornfield near the town of…

to be released

A few of the July 2022 releases

6 August 2022

Two kestrels released… songbirds not happy. Released three hatch-year 2022 (HY22) red-tailed hawks… plus one adult in early July.   Towards the end of July, one adult and one HY22…

Bald Eagles Released on Independence Day 2022

5 July 2022

The first release video is of an adult male bald eagle rescued in Cass County, Iowa with elevated lead levels in early May 2022. The second release video is of…

HBC bald eagle

Colfax Bridge Eagle Released

10 May 2022

Early May was a happy dance day for the adult bald eagle “Colfax Bridge.” This eagle took wild flight once again along the North Raccoon River, in east central Carroll…

bald eagle stare

Early April Admits

15 April 2022

I’m sure our readers know our dislike of barbed wire… this short-eared owl was rescued in Story County after being found caught in barbed wire. Our hope is that any…


Released 9 April 2022

11 April 2022

SOAR is thankful for the good weather this past weekend to release some very ready patients! Two barred owls were released along the Raccoon River. Here is the “thank you…