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.

Doddson Travel Agency
(217) 352-1982
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

Jo-Marie Gagala
(630) 971-3021
542 Bentley Ct
Downers Grove, IL
Agency
J & C Travel Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, Senior / Mature Adult, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.jctravl.com

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Renaud Urban
708-229-8470 Ext 156
12343 S 71St Court
Palos Heights, IL
Agency
AAA Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel
Website
www.travelsense.org

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SUZI Davis Travel
(217) 398-1980
Champaign, IL
 
Images by Rod & Company
(217) 893-3065
Rantoul, IL
 
Premier Global Sports
(217) 373-5067
308 S Neil St
Champaign, IL

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Nita Haas
(630) 321-1664
700 Pasquinelli Dr Ste C
Westmont, IL
Agency
Viking Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.vikingtvl.com

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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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