Saving Our Avian Resources S O A R

Rating: 5 stars   242 reviews

Address:

25494 320TH St Dedham IA 51440 USA

Mission:

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.

Programs:

Rehabilitate raptors and house and care for them until release. Also educate public and interns about raptor survival and habitat use.

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(712) 683-5555
http://soarraptors.org/

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Maybe you've heard of the Decorah Eagles. Thousands of fans watched this eagle nest in 2014 as D18, D19 and D20 hatched and fledged from their Iowa nest. D18 and D19 both died from electrocution shortly after fledging and their younger brother, D20, broke a wing but was rescued. Our hearts were broken, but the hope that D20 might survive gave us courage. Thanks to SOAR and their veterinarian, D20 did survive the trauma of presumably being hit by a car and the surgical procedures that saved his wing. D20 was deemed to be unreleasable so SOAR obtained the necessary permit to make him an educational "Ambassador-in-Training." SOAR renamed him "Decorah" and his fans now refer to him as "Mr. Decorah." He's alive, well, happy and expertly cared for and will soon be able to help spread the conservation message for his species. Thousands love and adore this eagle and SOAR for saving his life - and his future. And who knows how many other eagles Mr. Decorah can save through SOAR's educational programs? SOAR is truly a "Great Nonprofit!"

 
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They care so much and work way above the call of duty to help injured and orphaned raptors.

 
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This is an amazing organization I have been aware of for several years now. Most recently they have taken on the responsibility of repairing and rehabbing the wing of a juvenile eagle from Decorah who fledged too early. With the Decorah nest being one of the most watched live cams ever, we were all thrilled to have SOAR take him on!! Thank you SOAR

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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It is absolutely Amazing what these people do. They heal the broken but also heal the spirit. Not many people can handle raptors, but it seems these wonderful individuals can not only handle them, but set them free.

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

Do nothing! They are perfect!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I have brought Kay dozens of birds over the years, from Eagles to herons. She is always quick to meet up with me and get the birds the care they need. I have known Kay since college and know how tirelessly she works for her cause and how much time she has spent. We are very fortunate to have her in our area!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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My wife and I founded a Pow Wow in honor of our son who tried to rescue a redtailed hwk in Des Moines Iowa. At this pow wow we, as American Indians, gather to share our heritage with any who will join us, We also felt it an obligation to have others, who have come from many contries to make Iowa thier home, join us in sharing a little of their heritage with us. So we meet the last weekend in August for three days of music, dance and story telling. We share the story of our son which you can read about at "www.whiteeaglepow-wow.com" and spend the weekend communing with many visiters through out the weekend. We are so thankfull to the people of S.O.A.R. who joined us for many years and shared the story of thier great organization. They allowed us th honor of releasing two redtaled hawks back to nature at two different years. We , as American Indians, sang our honor songs and danced in joy as we sent them to their new homes.this bleesing was shared by several hundred people who joined us for this special day. Many Thanks.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By having them join us for that weekend and share thier accomplishments with al who joined us.

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

Not know what to do as this is not my area of expertise. I digresss.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you find this group?

At an event at Water works Park in Des Moines, Iowa wgere they had a booth and passed out info on their group

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

It gave us strength to continue our work.

 
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