Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Baltimore MD

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Baltimore, MD. 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.

Betty Crovo
(410) 252-5954
12240 Roundwood Road
Timonium, MD
Agency
Triumph Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, National Parks, Rail, Scuba Diving, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.triumphtravel.com

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Lynda Maxwell
(410) 992-6656
4785 Dorsey Hall Drive
Ellicott City, MD
Agency
Destinations, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Southeast Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Rail, Reunions, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles
Website
www.Destinationsinc.travel

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Aesu Travel
(410) 366-5494
Baltimore, MD
 
Spirit of Baltimore Group Reservations
(800) 695-5239
Baltimore, MD
 
Bill Swartwout
(410) 727-0136
412 E. Randall St.
Baltimore, MD
Agency
Beaches and Towns Network, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.OC-USA.com

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Larry Swerdlin
(410) 363-1900
8120 Derby Lane
Owings Mills, MD
Agency
Burton Travel, Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Rafting, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.burtontravel.net

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Judith Lazoff
(410) 517-2266
13 Blake Ct
Reisterstown, MD
Agency
Travel Detailing, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, England - United Kingdom, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, France, Italy, Latin America & Mexico, Spain, U.S. - Northeast
Specialities
All Inclusive, Art & Culture / Music, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Culinary / Cooking, Customized Travel, Disney, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Group Vacation, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Spa / Fitness, Speciality, Tours, Women's Travel
Website
www.traveldetailing.com

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Safe Harbors Travel Group Inc
(410) 547-6565
Baltimore, MD
 
Fritz Satran
(410) 366-5494
3922 Hickory Ave
Baltimore, MD
Agency
AESU Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Italy, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc.
Specialities
Group Vacation, Student / Youth
Website
www.aesu.com

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Last Minute-Discount Travel
(410) 547-0828
Baltimore, MD
 
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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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