Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR) is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 dedicated to saving our avian resources through raptor rehabilitation, education, and research. SOAR maintains all necessary US Fish & Wildlife Service and Iowa DNR permits to provide the rehabilitation and education.

Rehab & Release

SOAR provides care for well over 300 birds each year that have been injured or orphaned, primarily from western Iowa.

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Education

SOAR provides educational programs with non-releasable birds of prey through out Iowa., based on your educational needs and goals.

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Research

Data collected helps with ongoing research to improve rehab techniques, prevent future mortality, and to detect threats to wildlife populations.

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Eagle Summer 2014

5 September 2014

A perspective from SOAR Executive Director, Kay Neumann 5 September 2014 — Usually summers are relatively quiet here at SOAR; young kestrels and screech owls that need a little food

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Eagle program and release at Lake Red Rock

19 April 2014

Two rehabilitated eagles were released at Lake Red Rock, below the dam at the South Tailwater Area on 19 April 2014. About 50+ folks that attended the SOAR eagle program

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Fall Raptor Release at Whiterock Conservancy

1 September 2013

1 September 2013 Fall Release Party Two hatch-year male kestrels, two hatch-year red-tailed hawks, and one hatch-year bald eagle were released!

What happened to SNOW1?

15 January 2013

What happened to SNOW1? From Kay… Just like the other 13 snowy owls that SOAR worked with in 2012, SNOW1 came in starving. Seven of the 14 owls died before

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