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Saving Our Avian Resources S O A R

Rating: 5 stars   227 reviews 4,357

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25494 320TH St Dedham IA 51440 USA

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Saving Our Avian Resources, SOAR is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 dedicated to saving our avian resources through raptor rehabilitation, education, and research. SOAR maintains all necessary US Fish & Wildlife Service and Iowa DNR permits to provide the rehabilitation and education. Our Goals: ** Establish a regional raptor rehabilitation facility to serve western Iowa. ** Use personal connections with individual, wild animals to bring attention to important natural resource conservation projects and issues. ** Conserve habitat, conduct needed research, and provide educational opportunities.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

I have been following SOAR since Ambassador Decorah was rescued by Bob Anderson of RRP, from a stream unable to fly because of a broken wing, and was turned over to the care of SOAR. Although Decorah will not be able to fly free, his journey to becoming an educational ambassador is an amazing story. Besides care and rehabilitation, SOAR also provides Invaluable education on lead free hunting and fishing by raising awareness of dangers lead is to our nation's raptors. SOAR's patient reports show the depths of their care for our raptors.

On a personal note, I have been happy to donate to SOAR, and on my past birthday, my 74th, my family knowing of my love of Eagles and support for SOAR, went to SOAR's Amazon wish list and presented me with a package of gift cards from stores on that list to forward to SOAR. An amazing gift and a joy for me to send along to SOAR.

 
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For the first time, last year, I was introduced to eaglecams; first the Alcoa cam, then the Berry cam, and then the Decorah cam. Again this year, I followed the eagle families from egg to fledgling, officially becoming one of a growing number of eagelholics! I was introduced to S.O.A.R when Decorah eaglet D20 was injured, rescued by Bob of RRP and S.O.A.R , and taken to S.O.A.R for treatment. This facility does an amazing job caring for, rehabbing and finally (hopefully) releasing eagles and other birds, and educating through outreach programs to community. S.O.A.R also works to educate sportsmen of the dangers lead has on avian populations and also works with power companies to identify and take remedial action on poles that pose risk to all birds. I am amazed that such a relatively small organization as S.O.A.R , with its dedicated staff and volunteers, could have such a huge impact. As such, S.O.A.R is indeed worthy of being recognized as a GREAT non-profit.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

From the first time I saw a presentation by Kay Neuman and the folks at SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources), I was totally hooked by all the good these people do on a daily basis. They not only rescue, rehabilitate, and release these beautiful raptors, but they also advocate for them and educate the people, which is equally important to the health of these fine raptors. Thank you, SOAR, for all that you do!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Came across SOAR from following the Decorah Eagles webcam and Raptor Resource Project. The dedication of Kay and her volunteers is amazing. I've learned tons about raptors and other birds and owe much of it to SOAR!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was introduced to SOAR by a friend who was following the Decorah Eagles. I have learned so much in the past 2 years. My husband and I have turned out yard into a paradise for birds, butterflies and bees. I have learned the dangers that raptors face as they learn to live with humans and what to try to fix through Advocacy.

SOARS just doesn't advocate it helps people advocate. It is a superior organization that is aiming to help save part of our endangered Earth. Of all organizations they deserve the top award.

 
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In 2001 I was introduced to an Eagle family through a live video stream. I began to learn not only about the life of an Eagle but about man made dangers to all raptors. I then learned of Two organizations heavily and successfully involved in saving them, Saving Our Avian Resources being one. SOAR has done wonders to protect our beautiful raptors as well as educate the general public and organizations and then work with them to make a difference. I've been following SOAR for four years and support their cause through donations and bringing awareness to my local agencies.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...move its offices to Maryland so I could volunteer daily.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I found SOAR on accident and have followed them for 3 years now. They work so hard to help our feathered friends. I have learned so much about what it takes to get these birds back to the wild. What it takes to train a eagle for being an educational bird. They do a wonderful job. They have made me laugh and made me cry. But I still tune in every day to check and see what is going on. Please keep up the work that you do. Thank you Kay for taking time out of your busy schedual to give up dates and educating us on how to help the birds in our part of the country.

 
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SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources celebrated 15 years as an Iowa non-profit in 2014. What a milestone. The milestone for 2015 will be a record number of raptors and migratory birds admitted. The dedication that Kay and her team of volunteer rescuers and transporters continue to amaze...

 
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SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources continues to grow each year -- both in number of raptor and migratory bird patients, but also in support from those living in Iowa and those connected to us by a common ideal. Having worked with Kay for over 20 years, her passion for raptor rehabilitation, raptor education, and raptor research continues to inspire the people she meets, encouraging each one to do what they can... I hope, if you're reading this, that you have or will visit the website (www.soarraptors.org) and the Facebook page and that you will support SOAR in whatever way you can.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I have worked with Kay on many projects since we met back in 1992! There are no employees at SOAR, just a bunch of us volunteers being led by a dedicated, self-less Executive Director. While I share in Kay's passion for raptors, I only have a teeny, tiny bit of the passion, energy, and devotion that she shows to each and every bird that comes to SOAR. I began volunteering for SOAR in 2010 and help with "all things technical" that I can. Managing the SOAR website is something that I can do from hours away! Soon

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have followed SOAR for several years and so impressed with the work they do. They are caring and so ready to help any raptor that is brought to them or that they go to and transport. I urge anyone who loves wild life to support this group!!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have watched the care with which they work with raptors. Helping them to become health again. They will use every resource they haven to work with these birds. This is the best non profit I have been associate with!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The people at SOAR are amazing. They take in our feathered friends from all over Iowa and also spend time to educate the public on conservation. I am so glad they have taken a role in protecting Decorah, the eagle that couldn't be released into the wild.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Super special group of volunteers who definitely deserve our help

 
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