Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Elgin IL

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Elgin, 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.

Deborah Watt
(630) 213-3563
833 Kingston Lane
Bartlett, IL
Agency
JDK Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Meeting Planning / Events, Reunions, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.jdktravel.com

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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

Data Provided By:
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

Data Provided By:
Joanne Gardner
(630) 462-7825
26W310 Menomini Dr
Wheaton, IL
Agency
The Travel Specialist
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Gay & Lesbian, Golf & Tennis, Historical, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.thetravelspecialist.com

Data Provided By:
Csilla Dali
(773) 934-2440
2337 S Lexington Dr #315
Mount Prospect, IL
Agency
Global Voyages Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, England - United Kingdom, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Israel, Latin America & Mexico, Russia, U.S. - Florida, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Las Vegas
Specialities
Adoption, All Inclusive, Beach Vacations, Budget Travel, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Customized Travel, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Group Vacation, Honeymoon, Religious, Resorts, Student / Youth, Tours
Website
www.myglobalvoyages.com

Data Provided By:
Cynthia Albright
(630) 208-8010
219 S Cambridge Dr
Geneva, IL
Agency
International Travel Specialist
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
Archeology, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Historical, Luxury Travel, Safari, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Donna Schmidt
(630) 227-3852
650 E Devon Ste 115
Itasca, IL
Agency
Gant Travel Management
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Meeting Planning / Events
Website
www.ganttravel.com

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

Data Provided By:
Brinda Amin
(630) 543-9300
19 W 344 Lake St
Addison, IL
Agency
Alpha Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Middle East, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, All Inclusive, Business Travel, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Rail, Safari, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Disney
Website
www.alphatravel.org

Data Provided By:
Linda Kozon
(630) 983-1766
610 North Washington Street
Naperville, IL
Agency
Viking Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel
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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