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SOAR Patients:

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

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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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hatch-year bald eagle rescueBald eagles Dawson 1, Dawson 2
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 8 June 2020
Rescue Location: Raccoon River, near Dawson in Dallas County

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 the local conservation officer called. Instead of picking up her grandkids… she ended

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LATEST UPDATE:

6 July 2020
The two Dawson eaglets were moved to a 10'x20' flight pen.

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soot-covered barred owlChimney barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 2 April 2020
Rescue Location: Polk County

Homeowners found an adult barred owl stuck in their fireplace chimney and called the Conservation Officer. Thanks to Officer Eighmey for getting this owl removed and to SOAR volunteer Deb. The owl had no broken bones and still had good feather conditio

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hatchling great horned owlHatchling great horned owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 2 April 2020
Rescue Location: Polk County

A hatchling (also called nestling) great horned owl was found on the ground and likely fell from a nest. The young owl was bruised by the fall.

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adult Cooper's hawkMonona County adult Cooper’s hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 30 March 2020
Rescue Location: Monona County

Monona County Conservation naturalist received a call of an injured hawk that was found near a bird feeder at the caller’s home. This adult Cooper’s hawk had a fractured right radius and ulna.

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barred owlWright County barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 24 February 2020
Rescue Location: Wright County

An injured barred owl was found near Eagle Grove, Iowa, and picked up by SOAR at a veterinary clinic in Webster City. This owl is extremely thin and has a non-compound (not through the skin) fracture of the right humerus.

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