Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Indianapolis IN

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Indianapolis, IN. 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.

Susan Hacker
(317) 927-7151
3824 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN
Agency
Greenwood Travel & Cruise
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Reunions, Women's Travel
Website
www.greenwoodtravel.com

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Robert Noce
(317) 399-1502
3343 Redbud Ct
Westfield, IN
Agency
Orion Cruise & Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Disney
Website
www.orioncruiseandtravel.com

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DMC INDY
(317) 217-1691
Indianapolis, IN
 
Jackie Gill
(317) 257-8106
5180 Allison Ville Road
Indianapolis, IN
Agency
AAA Hoosier Motor Club
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.aaahoosier.com

Data Provided By:
Larry Barnett
(317) 923-1500 x340
3750 Guion Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Agency
AAA Hoosier Motor Club
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.aaahoosier.com

Data Provided By:
Julie Kweder
(317) 538-9809
5273 Chickasaw Court
Carmel, IN
Agency
Luxury Vacation Deals/ Travel Leaders
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.ctsvacations.com

Data Provided By:
Katie Hunter
(317) 274-2738
620 Union Dr Ste 113
Indianapolis, IN
Agency
The Travel Authority/TTA, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.TheTravelAuthority.com

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INDY Tours
(317) 637-0837
Indianapolis, IN
 
Tari Plump
317-923-1500 x225
3750 Guion Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Agency
AAA Hoosier Motor Club
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.aaahoosier.com

Data Provided By:
Jenny Moehring
(317) 259-4194
832 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, IN
Agency
The Travel Authority/TTA, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.thetravelauthority.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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