Category Archives: Notes

young barred owl

Sometimes young birds do need help

SOAR has already admitted several young great horned owls this spring! Yes, it is always best if the raptor parent(s) raise their young. Knowing when to intervene is difficult. Many patients admitted in the spring and even into the summer are still considered nestlings (can also be called hatchlings) and they should still been in

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Decorah

Decorah FAQ

Frequently asked questions (and answers) about bald eagle ambassador Decorah Last updated 6 December 2018; Compiled from the Live Facebook Video celebrating this eagle’s 4th Hatchaversary and additional “conversations” with Decorah, including this #GivingTuesday 2018 video. What happened to Decorah that he is now with SOAR? This bald eagle is from the Decorah, Iowa nest

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AG Foundation

Avangrid Foundation Supports SOAR

The Avangrid Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that enhance the quality of life and support sustainable development where the AVANGRID family of companies, including Avangrid Renewables, operates. Renewable energy development, construction and operation produces minimal emissions, requires limited water consumption, and helps combat climate change, resulting in benefits to both humans and wildlife. AVANGRID

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released RTH in tree

Meeting a fellow hunter

Contributed by Mike Havlik, Dallas County Conservation Board On October 30, 2017, one of the Dallas County Conservation Board staff came across an injured hawk. It was still alive but unable to fly due to a broken wing. The bird was transported to a SOAR volunteer and identified as a juvenile red-tailed hawk. The cause

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Bald eagle P-10 released!

SOAR #GivingTuesday 2017

As we approach the end of the calendar year, all of us at SOAR wish to thank our supporters! You help us in immeasurable ways – sharing our website and Facebook posts with others, reading and asking questions about this patient or that education ambassador, you donate money and you send needed supplies so we

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juvenile red-tailed hawk

Just say “no!”

Here’s another preventable human hazard for raptors… just say ‘no’ to using rodenticide! While rodenticide certainly does kill rodents, it also one of those toxins that causes secondary poisoning. In other words, rodenticides kill unintended animals. Rodenticides are made from blood thinner. The secondary poisoning happens when another eats a rodent that ate poison made

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Thora

Summer happenings at SOAR

Ongoing maintenance is something that every business owner, home owner, and even landowner needs to do! This summer at SOAR, the ‘hawk house’ had new galvanized window screen attached to the exterior of every open window on a flight pen. Why window screen on flight pen windows? We try to give our recovering patients every

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