Woodbury Co Broad-winged Hawk

Admission Date: 17 July 2015
Outcome: Released, 29 July 2016, Springbrook State Park
Location of Rescue: Woodbury County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Trauma from a collision with something
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Tyler admitted from the Sioux City area a hatch-year, likely brancher, broad winged hawk with a “poke in the eye” and was hungry. Wants to keep the eye closed. We’re hoping antibiotic drops work soon as broad wings are not good ICU patients – very high strung and bouncing off the crate walls already.


13 August 2015
While the eye issue has resolved and the hawk is in a flight pen... the broad-winged hawk needs new tail feathers. Since broad-winged hawks winter south of Iowa, this one will be spending the winter with us.