SOAR News & Notes

hatch-year bald eagle rescue

Bald eagles Dawson 1, Dawson 2

8 June 2020

SOAR volunteer Deb was taken upriver to check on two downed eagles by the anglers that came upon them. SOAR volunteer Deb said she wasn’t dressed for a rescue when…

bald eagle

Lansing adult bald eagle

1 February 2020

We love a good mystery, right? This adult bald eagle was reported down to Iowa DNR Conservation Officers and the USFWS Federal Game Warden in NE Iowa. The rescue party…


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…



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…

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…


Charger Horned Owl

28 January 2019

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…

Cass County juvie bald eagle

Cass County hatch-year bald eagle

9 October 2018

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.…