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harrierCalhoun Co Northern harrier
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 27 November 2019
Rescue Location: Calhoun Co, Iowa

Calhoun County Conservation rescued and transported this northern harrier that collided with something to cause a broken left humerus.

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golden eagleFirst ever golden eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 13 November 2019
Rescue Location: Plymouth County, Iowa

A report was received of a golden eagle needing assistance in Plymouth County, Iowa. Kay was honestly skeptical until she saw photos of this golden down on the ground. Thanks to Plymouth County Conservation staff for rescue and transport to Alex / Hear

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LEOWHumboldt Co long-eared owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 13 November 2019
Rescue Location: Humboldt Co

This long-eared owl was rescued in Humboldt County and owl collided with something to cause a fracture in the left humerus (upper wing). SOAR mostly gets long-eared owls admitted in the cold months when these owls travel south from their nesting territ

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ChipWinneshiek County bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 28 October 2019
Rescue Location: Found near Chipera Prairie in Winneshiek County, Iowa

The first lead poisoned bald eagle of the 2019-2020 winter / hunting season was admitted 28 October 2019 from Winneshiek County, Iowa. The Decorah nest-camera-faithful needn’t worry, this adult male is not from either the Hatchery Nest or the Decorah N

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LATEST UPDATE:

2 November 2019
Chip is still receiving chelation medication, he is eating some on his own. Not out of the woods yet.

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great horned owlCrawford County great horned owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 23 October 2019
Rescue Location: Crawford County, Iowa

This great horned owl was brought to us by Crawford County Conservation naturalist, Kelly. While no broken bones were felt, this owl’s pupils are not responsive. The owl likely collided with something to cause concussion and eye trauma.

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barred owlPolk Co barred owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 19 October 2019
Rescue Location: Polk County, Iowa

This Des Moines area barred owl was first admitted to Iowa Bird Rehabilitation and transferred to SOAR on 19 October 2019. This barred owl has a mid-bone break of the left humerus bone.

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Sigourney Rose bald eagleSigourney Rose
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 25 September 2019
Rescue Location: Near Sigourney, Keokuk Co, Iowa

This HY19 bald eagle “Sigourney Rose” was found face down in a harvested field near the town of Sigourney, Iowa. HY19 bald eagle face down in a harvested field on 24 September 2019 This juvenile female was not at all perky and did not want to stand. Th

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LATEST UPDATE:

4 November 2019
SR has almost completed her antifungal treatment for aspergillosis. Her breathing is much improved. She is eating on her own now. As soon as the medication is completed, she will move to a flight pen.

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D32D32
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 8 June 2019
Rescue Location: in the trout stream near the Decorah Fish Hatchery

What an eventful week! On Saturday, the other eaglet – D32 that was rescued on Friday 7 June – from the nest near the Decorah Fish Hatchery was transported to SOAR. D32 had excellent care on Friday evening and Saturday morning from Raptor Resource Proj

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LATEST UPDATE:

13 June 2019
Kay assisted Drs. Riordan and Struve with surgery to straighten and stabilize D32's right tibiotarsus. The stabilization had to be from the outside (external) as both veterinarians agreed that there was no way to attach anything to the tiny piece of bone next to the joint. D32 did have an open owie near the break and a very tiny corner of bone was exposed. The leg was not stinky or pussy. The owie was cleaned, the bone straightened... then covered with an antibiotic pad and the leg "casted" in such a way to stabilize the bone but not be so tight as to reduce circulation to the toes. D32 will be in this cast for four weeks, then an x-ray check to determine if the two pieces of bone are forming a good union. All the veterinarians consulted on this think this is a long-shot, but a long-shot they were willing to take.

Now D32 needs to be kept calm, comfortable, and provided with cut-up food as standing on food to rip and tear is not something s/he needs to be doing now.

Now we wait.

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snowy owlLyon Co snowy owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 17 December 2018
Rescue Location: Lyon County, Iowa

A concerned citizen spotted this snowy owl and observed that flight was not possible. She rescued and made contact with SOAR friend and Sioux County Conservation staff member Alex. Thanks to Lyon County Conservation for helping get this owl south to Al

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LATEST UPDATE:

20 December 2018
Kay reports that this owl is underweight at 3.25 pounds. He eats two large rats a day, about twice what a healthy weight owl would eat. Cornell Lab of Ornithology lists a snowy owl weight range of 3.5-6.5 pounds. (Remember the females will weigh more.) His left wing is stiff and sore.

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barred owlDSM Barred Owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 8 December 2018
Rescue Location: A McDonald's parking lot in Des Moines, Iowa

Thanks to Des Moines Animal Control for rescuing and delivering this barred owl to Jenni with Iowa Bird Rehabilitation. SOAR volunteer Cassie picked up the owl from Jenni. This owl has injuries consistent with a vehicle collision – a fractured left win

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