Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Charlottesville VA

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Charlottesville, VA. 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.

Peace Frogs Travel & Shipping
(434) 977-1415
Charlottesville, VA
 
Jane Gregg
(434) 738-2293
507 Nottingham Rd
Charlottesville, VA
Agency
Epicurean Ways
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Europe-Western
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Castles / Villas, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Minority-Hispanic, Other, Singles, Women's Travel
Website
www.epicureanways.com

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Days Inn Charlottesville/University Area
(434) 293-9111
1600 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA
 
Wynn Voeks
(703) 791-9005
710 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA
Agency
Benchwarmer Sports Dba Wharf Travel Services, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Other
Website
www.benchwarmersports.com

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Louise Haine
(804) 677-5684
3299 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA
Agency
Holiday Tours, Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Historical, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Music & Performing Arts, National Parks, Rail, Religious, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Grand Classroom Inc
(434) 975-2629
Charlottesville, VA
 
Theresa Morgoglione
(434) 982-8600
590 Peter Jefferson Pky
Charlottesville, VA
Agency
World Strides
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.worldstrides.org

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Francine Beifeld
(703) 264-0222
12900 Lyme Bay Dr
Herndon, VA
Agency
Travel Harmony
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Destination Weddings, Educational, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Reunions, Safari, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelharmony.com

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Eleanor Turner
(703) 360-1999
8810-A Pear Tree Village Ct
Alexandria, VA
Agency
Turner, Trichel & Associates
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.tt-a.com

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Alan Psimas
(757) 399-0111
119 High St
Portsmouth, VA
Agency
Travel Designers Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Historical, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Safari, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
traveldesignersinc.vacationport.net

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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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