Dallas Co rough-legged hawk

RLHA Admission Date: 12 January 2018
Outcome: 28 February 2018 released at SOAR
Location of Rescue: Dallas County, IA
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded, not flying
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories

Dallas County Conservation staff rescued this rough-legged hawk. Injuries to the right wing suggest that this hawk may have had an “encounter” with a barbed wire fence.

A rough-legged hawk is unique in that the feathers on the legs go all the way down to where the toes start. Rough-legged hawks visit Iowa in the winter.


17 February 2018
This hawk is in the flight pen.