Category Archives: Patient Snapshots

L&D 10 eagle

L&D 10 Bald Eagle Release

14 May 2021
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In mid-December, Lock &  Dam 10 (Guttenberg, IA) staff alerted the Federal Warden of an injured bald eagle. The warden rescued and met up with Wildthunder for immediate care and

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barred owl

Happy barred owl

1 May 2021
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This barred owl was admitted mid-January 2021 from Marion County. A concerned citizen picked this owl up south of Knoxville on Iowa 5 in the evening and took to a

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HY21 eagle

Clarke rescued **Updated

18 March 2021
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Correction! – This juvenile eagle injured / rescued in Clarke County was first identified as a first-year or hatch-year 2021 juvenile. Upon further reflection, this juvenile displayed more characteristics of

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Jones Co bald eagle

First bald eagle release in 2021

21 January 2021
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This female bald eagle came to us from our colleagues at Wildthunder W.A.R.S. Wildthunder received a call from a Jones County Deputy who had a visual on an adult bald

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Free

Release to say thank you!

21 October 2020
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SOAR has conservation partners across Iowa that help with rescue and transport. We often talk about “the village” that it takes for raptor rehabilitation. These folks from Winneshiek and Fayette

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eaglet rescue

Checking on eaglets

11 June 2020

SOAR volunteer Deb is taken upriver by anglers that came upon two hatch-year 2020 bald eagles that were perched on their downed nest tree in the river. Dawson 1 and

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eagle beak

Beak Issues

11 October 2019

SOAR has admitted two bald eagles in 2019 that have beak damage. Update: Both these bald eagles were released in April 2020! Did you know that like our fingernails, the

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