Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Lincoln NE

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Lincoln, NE. 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.

Honeymoons Unlimited
(402) 434-7373
Lincoln, NE
 
Cruises Plus
(402) 475-7447
Lincoln, NE
 
Julian Asher
(402) 304-7513
4221 Franklin St.
Lincoln, NE
Agency
Timeless Africa, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Eco-Tourism, Luxury Travel, Nature, Safari
Website
www.timelessafrica.com

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Travel and Transport Inc
(402) 486-4111
Lincoln, NE
 
VisitNebraska.gov
(402) 471-3797
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE
Specialities
Trip Planning, Tourist Information, Travel Guide
Website
http://www.visitnebraska.gov

Fun Tours Inc
(402) 466-1776
Lincoln, NE
 
Executive-Us Travel
(402) 435-8888
Lincoln, NE
 
Steve Stromberg
(402) 423-2500
4301 S 84Th St
Lincoln, NE
Agency
Cornerstone Travel Group, Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.cornerstonetravel.com

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Executive Travel Incorporated
(402) 483-2561
1212 O St
Lincoln, NE

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Paradise Travel
(402) 601-6222
70th & South
Lincoln, NE
 
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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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