Category Archives: Patient Snapshots

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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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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rough legs

Updates – Halloween admits from NW Iowa

18 November 2021
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Two admits on 31 October 2021 have moved from intensive care to flight pens! Both of these raptors were rescued in Woodbury County, Iowa. The hatch-year female peregrine falcon is

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soft release door

HY21 bald eagles soft-released

18 November 2021
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Logistics and timing finally worked and four hatch-year 2021 bald eagles that were all ready for release…. are now flying free.. GoPro and game cameras were placed in the soft

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HY21 bald eagles

Crusher Update

2 November 2021
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The mid-August juvenile bald eagle admit that was found in a rock and gravel crusher (hence her creative name!) is doing very well! She has graduated from a small room

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rough-legged hawk

Northern Raptors Heading South

2 November 2021
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SOAR can confirm that many birds of prey that summer in the north country have made it to their winter territories. We know this because this past weekend a saw-whet

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pelican

Peli and horned owls released

16 October 2021
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In early October, a young pelican at Swan Lake State Park was reported to be not acting like a wild bird – this peli let people get far too close!

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