SOAR News & Notes

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…


Rough-leggeds to flight pen

24 March 2022

The two January 2022 rough-legged hawks admitted, have been moved to a 10×20 flight room in the hawk building! Kay reports they are doing well. Read about their injures here.…

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60-Ft flight pen update – end of February 2022

28 February 2022

You’ve no doubt heard the saying, “Change is the only constant.” The 60-foot flight pen residents change as bald eagles come from the intensive care / smaller flight pens or…

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Rough-legged hawk x 2

18 February 2022

Late January say two rough-legged hawks admitted. These hawks are on winter vacation from their extreme north breeding area. Learn more from Cornell Lab of Ornithology! Where do these hawks…

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Bald Eagle Patient Updates

18 February 2022

Here are your 17 February 2022 updates on a few bald eagle patients! Ms Pox is ready to go. She and other juvenile eagles will be soft-released together at SOAR…