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GHOPage Co great horned owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 23 September 2020
Rescue Location: Page County

An Iowa DNR Conservation Officer brought us an injured great horned owl that was reported by a concerned citizen as being on the side of a road. Given the location and injuries of a swollen eye, head trauma, and road rash, we suspect this owl was hit b

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HY turkey vulturesHY20 turkey vultures
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 5 August 2020
Rescue Location: Calhoun County

Two hatch-year 2020 turkey vultures were rescued after it was discovered their nest had been destroyed.

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whitebreast eagleWhitebreast bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 4 July 2020
Rescue Location: Lake Red Rock, Whitebreast Campground

A hatch-year 2017, partially leucistic (light colored) bald eagle was rescued from the Whitebreast area of Lake Red Rock as was unable to fly. The eagle was emaciated and had a wing injury.

LATEST UPDATE:

30 September 2020
This male bald eagle has been in the 60' flight pen for a month and is just now able to fly the length.

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hatch-year peregrine falconChillicothe hatch-year peregrine
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 30 June 2020
Rescue Location: Ottumwa Generating Station, Chillicothe, IA

Alliant Energy employees at the Ottumwa Generating Station are very watchful of the nesting peregrines at the plant and keep an eye out for juveniles in distress when they fledge. Staff could hear a young falcon screaming… and finally located the you

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LATEST UPDATE:

16 July 2020
Peregrine Is in a flight pen. She needs to build stamina now.

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Mississippi KitePine Lake Mississippi Kite
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 9 June 2020
Rescue Location: Pine Lake State Park, Eldora, IA

Pine Lake State Park staff member found this Mississippi kite while cleaning along the recreational trail in the park. The kite did not fly away when approached – never a good sign with a wild bird. The ranger at the state park looked up Mississippi ki

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LATEST UPDATE:

1 July 2020
Kite is gaining weight, but still being hand fed. We are far from "out of the woods" yet.

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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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LATEST UPDATE:

17 February 2020
"Goldie" is growing in new flight feathers on both wings. Her weight is holding steady at 10 pounds.

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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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adult peregrine falconRock Rapids peregrine falcon
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 6 August 2018
Rescue Location: Lyon County, Iowa

This peregrine falcon was noticed on the finders farmyard and they called their conservation board director for an assist! The Lyon County Conservation director was able to rescue and helped transport to Alex at HEART the Wild in Sioux County. She has

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LATEST UPDATE:

8 January 2019
Ready to go and will be released as the weather allows.

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snowy owlQuakerdale Snowy Owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 29 November 2017
Rescue Location: Quakerdale Campus, New Providence, IA

Administrative staff from Quakerdale were diligent in finding help for this snowy owl that was grounded on the property. Quakerdale staff member, Wes, kept eyes on the bird (and kept her from going toward the county blacktop) until SOAR could arrive…

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From Carroll County Conservation Naturalist, Matt Wetrich, " P-l-e-a-s-e keep the health and well-being of these owls in mind and do not approach them for better photos. If you are close enough that the owl turns it's head to look at you, your next move should be backwards - you are too close. Most of these birds have traveled several hundred miles by the time they reach here, and many are struggling to make a successful life of it here.

This time of the year they would not fly much during the day. Getting too close to them for a photo and causing them to fly makes them burn valuable calories. Your photo is not more important their life. Thank you."

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hatch year 2017 peregrineAdel HY17 Peregrine
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 27 September 2017
Rescue Location: near Adel, Dallas County

This hatch-year 2017 peregrine falcon was a bit out of place walking in a cow pasture! She (?) is a bit thin and has a swollen right elbow and an abrasion on her cere. The cere is the fleshy part on the beak closest to the head. You can see the boo-boo

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LATEST UPDATE:

8 January 2019
The elbow appears to be working, and hopefully with more time in the flight pen, this peregrine will be ready to go in the spring.

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