Patient Snapshots

HBC bald eagle

Colfax Bridge Eagle Released

10 May 2022
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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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bald eagle stare

Early April Admits

15 April 2022
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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

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leggings

Rough-leggeds to flight pen

24 March 2022
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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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Ida Grove

60-Ft flight pen update – end of February 2022

28 February 2022
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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

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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HBC bald eagle

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

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60' flight pen

Bald Eagle Updates

28 January 2022
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26 January 2022 was “moving day” for some bald eagle admits! The Jasper County / Colfax Bridge eagle (admit early December) was moved from a small flight room to the

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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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