Polk Co red-shouldered hawk

red-shouldered hawk Admission Date: 19 December 2016
Outcome: Released 24 July 2017 at Springbrook State Park
Location of Rescue: East side of Des Moines, Polk Co
Cause of Admission / Condition: Undetermined
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Thanks to SOAR friend Matt for positive ID on this hawk as a juvenile red-shouldered hawk! We don’t admit many red-shouldered hawks so we’re not as confident in our ID.  Learn more about red-shouldered hawks from Cornell Lab of Ornithology… be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to look a picture of a juvenile!

This hatch-year 2016 hawk has some head trauma and is not wanting to eat well so is thin.


19 January 2017
The red-shouldered hawk has been moved to a flight pen!

30 December 2016
Has been moved out of ICU. Still not eating as well as we'd like to see.