Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Lowell MA

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Lowell, MA. 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.

Gabriele Bronner
(978) 851-5901
1215 Main St Ste 117
Tewksbury, MA
Agency
Gabriele Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Thomas Moore
(617) 293-3402
110 Hudson St
Somerville, MA
Agency
Tzell Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Motorcoach / Bus, Music & Performing Arts, National Parks
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Changexpress
(978) 459-3874
Lowell, MA
 
Alley Catyb
641-715-3900 ext99804
46 Betty Ann Lane
Dracut, MA
Agency
Safita LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.aroundtheglobetours.com

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Patricia Huang
(978) 409-2689
10 Nicoll Dr
Andover, MA
Agency
PH Cruises and Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.phcruises.com

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Bonnie Laferriere
(603) 401-0299
4 Inwood Circle
Pelham, NH
Agency
O'Brien Familytime Travel - Affiliate of America's Vacation Center
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult, Student / Youth
Website
www.obrienfamilytimetravel.net

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Cynthia Appleby
(781) 891-9110
483 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
Agency
Weston Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, France, Germany, Greece, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
All Inclusive, Beach Vacations, Bicycle, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Leisure Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Ski / WinterSports, Tours
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Gomes Travel Service Inc
(978) 934-9262
Lowell, MA
 
Gabriel Garavanian
(978) 251-2868
40 Vinal Sq
North Chelmsford, MA
Agency
Garavanian Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Business Travel, Honeymoon, Group Vacation, Customized Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines
Website
www.cruiseaway1.com

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Claire Schneider
(978) 692-7670
285 Littleton Rd
Westford, MA
Agency
Classic Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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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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