IA-92 HY red-tailed hawk

HY16 RTH Admission Date: 15 November 2016
Outcome: Euthanized, 20 December 2016
Location of Rescue: Along IA-92 in Marion County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Suspect collisioin with a vehicle.
Patient Status: Patient Archive

A concerned citizen rescued this hatch-year 2016 red-tailed hawk (HY16 RTH) along IA-92 and delivered to an Iowa DNR biologist that works in the county, who delivered to SOAR friend Marla. This young hawk has a pretty bad break in the right humerus.


20 December 2016
This red-tailed hawk was holding the wing in a good position so it was time for rehab in the flight pen. The hawk had been in the flight pen for a few days and upon evaluation the hawk could not fly because the bone did not heal with good alignment. This hawk was euthanized today.

22 November 2016
Kay reports that the humerus is already healing, just hoping for good alignment!