SOAR News & Notes

Ms Pox

Mid-September Admits

27 September 2021
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Birdie migration has begun! With that, we expect to see a few raptors get themselves in a pickle and need an assist. With some species, like bald eagles, we can…

soft release door

Eagles soft-released

15 September 2021
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This picture details who went where last week! Two eagles were moved to the 100′ flight pen and the others were soft released on 11 September 2021. A soft-release is…

eagle stuck

Crusher

13 September 2021
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This hatch-year 2021 (HY21) bald eagle found herself in a predicament! For some reason she got down inside a rock and gravel crusher and once there did not have enough…

young male kestrel

Recent Releases

4 September 2021
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On 2 September 2021, two kestrels, two great horned owls, and two hatch-year 2021 turkey vultures were released. The vultures left the building… sort of!

60 ft flight pen

Juvenile bald eagle updates

8 August 2021
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5 August 2021 was a big day for bald eagles at SOAR! The hatch-year 2021 (HY21) bald eagles from Polk County Urbandale/DH7 and Saylor/56th place have moved to the 100…

adult bald eagle

Adult Bald Eagle Release

8 August 2021
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An adult bald eagle that was transferred from Wildthunder W.A.R.S. for continued care and strength training in the 100′ flight pen was released on 4 August 2021. Kay reported that…

HY21 kestrel

Feathered Rockets

25 July 2021
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Three hatch-year 2021 kestrels were released 25 July 2021! Kay described them as “little rockets.” To date, 20 hatch-year ’21 kestrels have been released!  

HY21 bald eagles

Progress

21 July 2021
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Several bald eagles have showed their increased strength and stamina! These bald eagles have moved from 10×20′ flight rooms to the 20×60′ flight pen. Here the eagles have more room…

horned owl

Attitude

16 July 2021
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These two hatch-year 2021 great horned owls showed us how well they learned horned owl defensive posture and attitude. These two were released on 15 July 2021. Kay reported they…

hatch-year bald eagle

Hatch-year ’21 bald eagle update

7 July 2021
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Two Polk County (IA) hatch-year 2021 (HY21) bald eagles needed rescue in mid-June – one from Urbandale and the other from Saylor Township. Both of the HY21 female eagles have…