Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Fairfax VA

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Fairfax, 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.

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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Gregory Peters
(703) 768-6020
1506-D Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA
Agency
Friendly Travel Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Safari
Website
www.friendlytravelonline.com

Data Provided By:
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

Data Provided By:
Potomac Marketing Service LLC
(703) 631-9468
Fairfax, VA
 
Koray Edemen
(703) 591-3550
11096 B Lee Hwy Ste 103
Fairfax, VA
Agency
Key Tours International, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.keytours.com

Data Provided By:
Naz Kulhanci
(703) 385-0800
Po Box 223115
Chantilly, VA
Agency
Potomac Marketing Services LLC/Travel Options DBA
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Government Travel, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Religious, Safari, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.trvloptions.com

Data Provided By:
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

Data Provided By:
Michael Corbitt
(202) 288-5655
1 Scott Cir Nw # 801
Washington, DC
Agency
Embassy Row Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Gay & Lesbian, Luxury Travel
Website
www.embassyrowtravel.com

Data Provided By:
Key Tours International Inc
(703) 591-3550
Fairfax, VA
 
Mongolian Travel USA Inc
(703) 352-7013
Fairfax, VA
 
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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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