Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Harrisburg PA

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Harrisburg, PA. 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.

Lucinda Prether
(717) 763-7878
829 State St Ste 101
Lemoyne, PA
Agency
Holiday Tour and Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.holidaytour-travel.com

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Douglas Bader
(717) 439-2883
6059 Allentown Blvd
Harrisburg, PA
Agency
Manada West Enterprises, Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Tracy Connors
(717) 489-0268
1357 Laudermilch Rd
Palmyra, PA
Agency
Travel By Design
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.tbd.travel

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Uniglobe Travel Management Consultants
(717) 766-4862
675 Silver Spring Road
Mechanicsburg, PA
Agency
Uniglobe Travel Management Consultants
Membership Associations
ARC IATA Fully Bonded and Insuranced
Destinations
Disney, All Inclusive Destination Weddings
Specialities
Disney, All Inclusive Vacations
Website
www.Uniglobetmc.com

Sandra Steele
(412) 372-3094
254 Monroeville Mall
Monroeville, PA
Agency
Lenzner Tour and Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Southeast Asia, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Senior / Mature Adult, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Brigitte Ullom
(717) 233-7222
2578 Interstate Dr Ste 104
Harrisburg, PA
Agency
Firstworld Prof. Tvl. of Harrisburg
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Laura Passuello
(717) 566-1937
1147 Jill Dr
Hummelstown, PA
Agency
Travel Leaders/Thomas Hogan Travel (dba OutsideAgentLink.com)
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Rebecca Transportation LLC
(717) 497-9217
602 Old York Road
Etters, PA
 
Helene Singer
(610) 378-1610
18 Commerce Dr
Wyomissing, PA
Agency
Singer Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Business Travel, Educational, Family Fun, Luxury Travel
Website
www.singertravel.com

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Dimitrios Lambris
(484) 685-0558
Po Box 12
Wynnewood, PA
Agency
Conferex LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Europe-Eastern, U.S. - Northeast
Specialities
Archeology, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Business Travel, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Nature, Other, Rafting, Religious, Student / Youth
Website
www.conferex.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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