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Some of our patients are listed below and are updated as able.

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female bald eaglePole Line Rd bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 15 February 2019
Rescue Location: Near Pole Line Rd and US52, Decorah, IA

The bald eagle admitted 15 February 2019 was reported to Winneshiek County (Iowa) dispatch by MANY people driving a county blacktop west of Decorah. Thank you to everyone for caring enough to make a phone call. We also learned that an adult bald eagle

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LATEST UPDATE:

18 February 2019
PLR19 (Pole Line Rd 2019) is still alive. She continues to receive chelation and fluid therapy, plus an anti-inflammatory for brain swelling. This bald eagle appears to be able to see. She has received one small meal of meat and has kept that down!

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female prairie MerlinGreene Co Merlin
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 29 January 2019
Rescue Location: Greene County, Iowa

Thanks to Greene County Conservation for rescuing this Merlin. This falcon collided with something that fractured the radius and ulna in her right wing. SOAR has confirmation from another birder that this Merlin is a female prairie morph.

LATEST UPDATE:

19 February 2019
Her wing tip on the fractured wing had been frozen which caused dead tissue. The wing tip dropped off. She will be evaluated for suitability as an education bird.

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peek-a-booCharger Horned Owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 28 January 2019
Rescue Location: Total Motors, Le Mars, IA

From SOAR friend Alex, “Here is this unlucky guy’s story! Imagine flying around, doing your thing. You fly a little too low over the highway and are side swiped by a very nice car, a Dodge Charger to be exact! Thank you to our Park Ranger friend, Derek

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merlinAltoona Merlin
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 11 December 2018
Rescue Location: Altoona, Iowa

Thanks to a homeowner’s persistence, this merlin is recovering at SOAR. This merlin struck a window, likely in pursuit of a meal, and became grounded. Homeowner rescued and placed in dark, secure place and started making phone calls. A call to SOAR fri

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LATEST UPDATE:

17 December 2018
Merlin is in flight pen favoring her right shoulder, not flying yet.

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barred owlVeteran’s Day barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 11 November 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

This barred owl admitted on Veteran’s Day with both a fractured humerus (upper wing bone) and tibiotarsus (lower leg bone). This is all wrapped up and in ICU. Owl is readily eating cut-up food.

LATEST UPDATE:

12 December 2018
The leg bone did not heal, is what is termed a non-union.

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HY18 red-tailed hawkHatch-year red-tailed hawk from Dike, Iowa
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 10 October 2018
Rescue Location: near Dike, Iowa

A call about this HY18 red-tailed hawk came thanks to one of our personal veterinarians! The landowners reported seeing this hawk at the back of their property for a couple days and called their vet clinic for help. He is very thin and has some bumps a

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 December 2018
This hawk did lose toe #4 on his right foot, but is doing well in spite of that.

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Cass County juvie bald eagleCass County hatch-year bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 9 October 2018
Rescue Location: Along IA-92 in Cass County, Iowa

Cass County Naturalist helped out SOAR and rescued an injured bald eagle along IA-92 in her county. This hatch-year female has a fractured right humerus and is a bit thin. SOAR could not do all that we do without help from other conservation staff and

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LATEST UPDATE:

29 November 2018
This youngster has improved and moved to a 10x20 flight room.

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immature loonPage County loon
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 8 October 2018
Rescue Location: Clarinda, Iowa

Loons, grebes, and other water-loving birds with their legs at the ‘way back’ of their body cannot take off from land… they need a running / paddling start from water to get airborne. These same birds can mistake wet pavement or puddles on pavement f

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Jackson Junction HY18 eagleJackson Junction hatch-year 2018 bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 4 October 2018
Rescue Location: along IA-24 in Jackson Junction, Iowa

SOAR received a call from Winneshiek County dispatch with a report of an eagle along the side of IA-24. The calling party even had an address and last seen location. The problem is that SOAR’s usual go-to-rescuers in the Decorah area were not available

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 October 2018
After being hand fed for a week, she has now 'graduated' to eating cut-up food on her own. She is still in ICU so she doesn't try any dramatic moves just yet.

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Cornelia bald eagleLake Cornelia female bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 12 September 2018
Rescue Location: Lake Cornelia State Game Management Area, Wright County

This adult female bald eagle is our first lead toxicity case of the 2018-19 hunting season. Her blood lead level is in the sub-clinical range and this eagle is being monitored for nervous system issues that may appear. Elevated lead levels always have

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LATEST UPDATE:

5 November 2018
X-ray confirmed that the bones did not form a union. This eagle was humanely euthanized.

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