Patient Status: Success Stories

SOAR Patients:

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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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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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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x-rayHY17 red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 3 September 2018
Rescue Location: near Tigges North Wildlife Area, Carroll County

Concerned citizens alerted SOAR to a grounded hawk near the Tigges North Wildlife Area in Carroll County, Iowa. Kay was able to meet them there and rescue this hatch-year 2017 red-tailed hawk. This hawk had both the reddish-brown tail feathers of an re

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HY18 bald eagle UnionUnion, Iowa juvenile eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 30 August 2018
Rescue Location: near Union, Iowa in Hardin County

The Conservation Officer in Hardin County was being bombarded with calls about an eagle walking the blacktop near Union and was not in the area, so got word to SOAR. After consulting with county dispatch on the last known location, this hatch-year 2018

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LATEST UPDATE:

20 September 2018
She is up to 7.5 pounds but is still very thin.

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female bald eagleDoon bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 22 February 2018
Rescue Location: on the Rock River near Doon, IA, in Lyon County

A group of friends that Alex dubbed the “Doon Boys” came upon a grounded bald eagle while out running the Rock River in Lyon County and called to report. This female bald eagle has HI blood lead levels and chelation therapy to remove the lead from her

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LATEST UPDATE:

27 February 2018
Mutes are looking better and better. Still hand feeding.

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Vander StreekVander Streek bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 20 February 2018
Rescue Location: South of Pella, Marion County, IA

The landowner called in and reported a bald eagle near a creek on his property that needed assistance. The call got to both SOAR friend Marla and one of the DNR wardens in Marion County. No one is quite sure what got this female bald eagle down, but wh

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LATEST UPDATE:

27 February 2018
She is ready to leave her ICU crate. She was moved to the flight pen on 2/28/18!

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Warrior bald eagleWarrior bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 14 February 2018
Rescue Location: on the ice of the Big Sioux River, Sioux County, Iowa

From HEART the Wild’s Facebook post… couldn’t have said it any better than Alex’s first hand account! “Yesterday evening (2/13), I got a call from our DNR Officer. Two snowmobilers, Jeremie and his brother Lance, came across a sick looking eagle on t

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LATEST UPDATE:

15 February 2018
X-ray indicates Warrior was not shot and does not have any lead fragments in his digestive tract. He was started on an anti-inflammatory medicine to hopefully help with the brain swelling and seizures.

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arctic phase GHOHospers arctic phase great horned owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 28 January 2018
Rescue Location: Hospers, Iowa, Sioux County

This beautiful great horned owl is a winter visitor and his arctic phase coloring tells us so (notice how white the feathers are?). This owl is favoring one leg. Thanks to Alex and Heart the Wild for the rescue.

LATEST UPDATE:

22 February 2018
This owl is putting weight on both legs evenly now. Will go to the flight pen soon.

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short-eared owlMenlo short-eared owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 23 January 2018
Rescue Location: Near Menlo, IA in Guthrie County

This short-eared owl was found on the road near Menlo, IA, and has fractured “finger bones” or phalanges. There is also bruising in the wing as it is droopy. Short-eared owls are an Iowa endangered species primarily due to habitat loss. Short-eared owl

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LATEST UPDATE:

17 February 2018
This owl is a flight pen.

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