Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Franklin TN

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Franklin, TN. 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.

Cheryl Hiers
(615) 383-3012
1305 Clinton Street
Nashville, TN
Agency
BlueShoe Nashville
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
U.S. - Midwest
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty
Website
www.blueshoenashville.com

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Entertainment & Travel
(615) 356-0702
Nashville, TN
 
Ellen Jacobs
(615) 297-9200
4515 Harding Rd
Nashville, TN
Agency
Sailair, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.sailairtravel.com

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Dan Carlson
(615) 783-1111
2505 21St Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Agency
Wright Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.wrighttravel.net

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Nickie Harris
(615) 783-1111
2505 21St Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Agency
Wright Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.wrighttravel.net

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William Caldwell
(615) 327-2720
5341 Virginia Way
Brentwood, TN
Agency
Caldwell Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Corporate / Government
Website
www.travelcaldwell.com

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Ezzo Ebeido
(615) 665-2857
400 Clifton Place
Nashville, TN
Agency
Travel Professional
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Mark Pestronk
(615) 783-1111
2505 21St Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Agency
Wright Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Pamela Wright
(615) 783-1111
2505 21St Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Agency
Wright Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.wrighttravel.net

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Randy Conom
(615) 277-5140
404 Bna Dr Ste 650
Nashville, TN
Agency
Travelink/American Express
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelinkonline.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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