Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Concord NC

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Concord, NC. 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.

Dathan D'Agostino
(518) 507-5433
Pobox 32691
Charlotte, NC
Agency
Life & Style International
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Gay & Lesbian, Historical, Luxury Travel, Other, Religious, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Student / Youth
Website
www.lifeandstyle.com

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Amy Miller
(704) 814-9404
5555 Concord Pkwy S Ste 302
Concord, NC
Agency
Vroomz.com
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
vroomz.com

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Meredith Hill
(704) 607-4558
8934 Glade Court
Huntersville, NC
Agency
Hills of Africa
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa
Specialities
Customized Travel, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Group Vacation, Honeymoon, Safari
Website
www.hillsofafrica.com

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May Crest Travel
(704) 896-1710
Cornelius, NC
 
Travel Plus of NC Inc
(704) 664-5888
Mooresville, NC
 
Blue Sky Charter Inc
(704) 721-6294
Concord, NC
 
Exotic Travel Inc
(704) 926-1503
Charlotte, NC
 
Susan Zamuto
(704) 910-6529
8611 Brookgreen Dr
Mint Hill, NC
Agency
Plaza Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.plazatravel.com

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Lake Norman Convention Visitor
(704) 987-3300
Cornelius, NC
 
Nancy Cutter
(704) 372-4231
119 Brevard Ct
Charlotte, NC
Agency
Court Travel, Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Castles / Villas, Golf & Tennis, Great Outdoors, Historical, Rail, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Sports / Exercise, Women's Travel
Website
www.courttravel.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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