Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Chicago IL

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Chicago, 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.

Lynn Farrell
(312) 726-4492
309 W Washington St Ste 500
Chicago, IL
Agency
Foremost Travel and Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Safari, Scuba Diving, Spa / Fitness, Sports / Exercise
Website
www.foremosttravel.com

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Mary Ann Liptak
(708) 598-9800
8531 S Harlem
Burbank, IL
Agency
Redyk Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disney, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Religious, Reunions, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.redyktravel.com

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:
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

Data Provided By:
Barbara Maxwell
(630) 321-1664
269 Churchill Place
Clarendon Hills, IL
Agency
Viking Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.vikingtvl.com

Data Provided By:
Ja Vonne Harley
(312) 856-1138
195 North Harbor Drive, Suite 4206
Chicago, IL
Agency
Advantage International, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Caribbean, Egypt, South America, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Incentive Travel, Religious, Safari, Speciality
Website
www.advantage-intl.com

Data Provided By:
Theresa Tortorello
(630) 833-1458
449 E East Ct
Elmhurst, IL
Agency
Destination Vacation, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, National Parks, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness, Sports / Exercise, Women's Travel
Website
www.destinationvacationinc.com

Data Provided By:
Estelle Damore
(630) 645-9500
2625 Butterfield Road Suite 138 South
Oak Brook, IL
Agency
Travel Two Thousand Enterprises Corp,
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.askttt.com

Data Provided By:
Anthony Tozzi
(847) 824-4014
1167 E Algonquin Rd Ste 2
Des Plaines, IL
Agency
4 Seasons Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Religious, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.travel4seasons.com

Data Provided By:
Laura Lukasik
(630) 321-1664
700 Pasquinelli Dr Ste C
Westmont, IL
Agency
Viking Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Canada, Caribbean, 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, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Rafting, Reunions, Safari
Website
www.vikingtvl.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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