Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Bridgeport CT

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Bridgeport, CT. 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.

Susan Geringer
(203) 216-7106
395 Greens Farms Rd
Westport, CT
Agency
Geringer Global Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western, India, Middle East, South America, U.S. - Alaska, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Group Vacation, Customized Travel
Website
www.geringerglobaltravel.com

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Angela Caes
(203) 899-6813
10 Norden Pl
Norwalk, CT
Agency
Tauck World Discovery
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Rail, Safari, Singles
Website
www.tauck.com

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Traveland
(203) 371-1114
Bridgeport, CT
 
Aegean Sails
(203) 368-9942
Fairfield, CT
 
Tamir Battat
800-321-6336 x123
4270 Main St
Bridgeport, CT
Agency
Traveland
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.traveland.net

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Ian Johnston
(203) 899-6757
10 Norden Place
Norwalk, CT
Agency
Tauck World Discovery
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Canada, Europe-Western, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Educational, Historical, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Nature, National Parks
Website
www.tauck.com

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Pericas Travel
(203) 372-6262
Bridgeport, CT
 
Pericas Travel
(203) 372-6262
Stratford, CT
 
Grant Pollard
(203) 216-1073
501 Kings Highway E
Fairfield, CT
Agency
Riviera Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.rivieratours.com

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Traveland
(203) 371-1114
Stratford, CT
 
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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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