Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Champaign IL

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Champaign, IL. 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.

SUZI Davis Travel
(217) 398-1980
Champaign, IL
 
Creative Innovations
(217) 278-7400
Urbana, IL
 
Suzi Davis Travel
(217) 398-1980
2137 South Neil St, Shoppes of Knollwood
Champaign, IL
Services
Annual Travel Benefit

Sunita Sarup
(630) 582-9675
6N565 Glendale Road Ste 1
Medinah, IL
Agency
World KNew Travel INc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Archeology, Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Nature, National Parks, Rafting, Rail, Reunions, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Women's Trave
Website
www.worldknewtravel.com

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Lorene Flewellen
(630) 234-3839
1410 Daly Rd
Wheaton, IL
Agency
Blue Vista Travel, Affiliated with ADG Associates
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Egypt, England - United Kingdom, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, All Inclusive, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Beach Vacations, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Customized Travel, Group Vacation, Historical, Honeymoon, Leisure Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Safari
Website
www.bluevistatravel.com

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Doddson Travel Agency
(217) 352-1982
Champaign, IL
 
Images by Rod & Company
(217) 893-3065
Rantoul, IL
 
Premier Global Sports
(217) 373-5067
308 S Neil St
Champaign, IL

Data Provided By:
Mary Allen Agbayani
(630) 515-1551
20 N Tower Unit3D
Oak Brook, IL
Agency
World Class Travel, Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Minority-Asian, Religious
Website
www.worldclasstravel91

Data Provided By:
Susan Shimkus
(847) 438-5551
Village Square
Lake Zurich, IL
Agency
Lake Zurich Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Canada, Caribbean, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.lztravel.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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