SOAR News & Notes


Winneshiek County bald eagle

28 October 2019

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…

great horned owl

Crawford County great horned owl

23 October 2019

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…

barred owl

Polk Co barred owl

19 October 2019

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…

Sigourney Rose bald eagle

Sigourney Rose

25 September 2019

This HY19 bald eagle “Sigourney Rose” was found face down in a harvested field near the town of Sigourney, Iowa. This juvenile female was not at all perky and did…



8 June 2019

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…



7 June 2019

This hatch-year (HY19) bald eagle – DN9 – from the Decorah North Nest and famous from the Raptor Resource Project (RRP) nest camera fell to the ground under the nest…

D33 gnat bites


5 June 2019

The hatch-year (HY19) bald eagle from the nest near the Decorah Fish Hatchery and famous from the Raptor Resource Project nest camera tumbled to the ground under the nest on…

Van Meter horned owl

Van Meter Bridge Owl

16 April 2019

The Dallas County Roadside Biologist emailed photos of this owl in need of assistance. SOAR volunteer Deb rescued and reported the owl was banded but “bone thin.” The band was…

juvenile bald eagle

New Providence juvenile bald eagle

14 March 2019

A concerned citizen was out checking on area snow pack and flooding. He came upon this juvenile bald eagle unable to fly away. The eagle has abrasions across the inside…

female bald eagle

Pole Line Rd bald eagle

15 February 2019

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…