Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Fort Myers FL

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Fort Myers, FL. 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.

Brita Rubin
(239) 482-3354
15985 Briarcliff Lane
Fort Myers, FL
Agency
Florida Suncoast Travel CO.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Italy, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, All Inclusive, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Beach Vacations, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Family Travel, Group Vacation, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Reunions, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Women's Travel
Website
CruiseBrita.com

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Wright Travel Inc
(239) 936-4433
Fort Myers, FL
 
All Aboard Travel
(239) 274-9999
Fort Myers, FL
 
Rachel Waugh
(239) 931-0515
8595 College Parkway - #150
Fort Myers, FL
Agency
Geraci Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.geracitravel.com

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Lorraine Fulmer
(239) 433-5223
8595 College Parkway - #150
Fort Myers, FL
Agency
Geraci Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.geracitravel.com

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Juan Burgoa
(239) 947-8902
28263 Koi Way
Bonita Springs, FL
Agency
JBC International Travel & Tours, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Southeast Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, South America, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Honeymoon, Other, Singles
Website
www.jbctraveltours.com

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Becky Oyler
(239) 936-4433
12811 Kenwood Ln
Fort Myers, FL
Agency
The Wright Travel Agency, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.wrighttravel.net

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Partners in Travel Inc
(239) 274-8747
Fort Myers, FL
 
Allen Hill
(239) 433-5223
8595 College Parkway - #150
Fort Myers, FL
Agency
Geraci Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.geracitravel.com

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Florida Vacation Auction
(239) 333-4444
Fort Myers, FL
 
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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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