Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Billings MT

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Billings, MT. 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.

June Lohof
(406) 259-5512
3222 1St Ave N
Billings, MT
Agency
World Class Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
mtworldclasstvl.com

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Fun Adventures
(406) 254-7180
Billings, MT
 
Rochelle Lutz
(406) 752-8728
500 S Main Street
Kalispell, MT
Agency
Flathead Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Gay & Lesbian, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Other, Rail, Singles, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.flatheadtravel.com

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Sue Leigland
(406) 587-1188
Po Box 100
Bozeman, MT
Agency
Montana Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Italy, U.S. - Midwest
Specialities
Eco-Tourism, Fishing / Hunting, Leisure Travel
Website
www.mttravel.com

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Davidson Travel
(406) 721-5100
Missoula, MT
 
Morris Murdock Travel
(406) 655-3500
Billings, MT
 
AK Taylor International
(406) 294-9430
Billings, MT
 
Denis Agafonov
(406) 758-4848
112 Cooperative Way
Kalispell, MT
Agency
Mission Valley Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Hawaii, Caribbean
Specialities
Group Vacation
Website
www.mvti.com

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Deedee Mcgowan
(406) 777-6934
300 B Main Street
Stevensville, MT
Agency
Big SkyTravel Management CO., Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Europe-Northern, South America, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Safari
Website
www.bigsky-travel.com

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Odyssey Tour & Travel
(406) 761-1343
Great Falls, MT
 
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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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