Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Albuquerque NM

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Albuquerque, NM. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to endangered birdwatching travel services, aviary travel services, holiday travel services, and vacation travel agents, as well as advice and content on birdwatching, endangered birds, and bird identification.

Herbert Krutis
(505) 897-6314
Po Box 66465
Albuquerque, NM
Agency
Speedo-Travel International
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Luxury Travel, Religious, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.speedo-travel.com

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Joyce Qualls
(505) 888-4448
7510 Montgomery N. E. Suite 101
Albuquerque, NM
Agency
Classic Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.classictravelnm.com

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William Gralow
(505) 323-1074
Glenwood Village, Suite C-5
Albuquerque, NM
Agency
Travel Leaders
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelleaders.com/abqnm

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Bolack Total Travel
(505) 881-1198
Albuquerque, NM
 
International Tours
(505) 268-4348
901 Rio Grande Blvd NW Ste D120
Albuquerque, NM

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Sharen Portillo
(408) 984-7000
801 Cedar Ct Se
Albuquerque, NM
Agency
Casto
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.casto.com

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Classic Travel Inc
(505) 888-4448
Albuquerque, NM
 
Craig Pavlus
(505) 889-3678
2033 Wyoming Ne
Albuquerque, NM
Agency
Pavlus Travel & Cruise, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.cheapertravel.com

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Good Mood Cruises Inc
(505) 296-6255
Albuquerque, NM
 
Herbert Krutis
(505) 897-6314
Po Box 66465
Albuquerque, NM
Agency
Speedo-Travel International
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Luxury Travel, Religious, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.speedo-travel.com

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Rare Bird Focus

Rare Bird Focus: The Endangered Kirtland's Warbler

The endangered Kirtland's warbler is one of the rarest members of the wood warbler (Parulidae) family. It is a fascinating bird for a few reasons: First, it nests in just a few counties in Michigan's northern Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Also, it is closely tied to a narrow and distinctive habitat of young jack pine barrens where it conceals its nest in the lush understory. It has been on the endangered species list since 1967. You can view a profile of this species on our site .

In the 1950's and 1960's, Kirtland's warbler numbers dropped precipitously, but in recent years habitat management has led to a promising increase in the number of singing males. Management efforts have focused on habitat improvements and control of the local brown-headed cowbird population. Cowbirds are brood parasites, which means they lay their eggs in other species' nests and shift the burden of parental care onto the host species. This strategy, while good for cowbirds, has had a devastating effect on the breeding success of other species.

Prescribed fire burns have been used to regenerate forests of young jack pines, which require fire to open their cones and spread their seeds. This, in combination with brown-headed cowbird control projects (led by the United States Forest Service and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Audubon Society), have resulted in an increase of the number of singing males from just a few hundred in the late 1980s to a total of 1,341 males, according to the 2004 annual breeding census. The Kirtland's warbler will remain on the endangered species list until at least 1,000 nesting pairs are documented.

In spring, Kirtland's warblers migrate from the Bahamas to northern Michigan. Fortunately, a specially appointed Kirtland's Warbler Recovery Team has a collaborative working relationship with Baha...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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