Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Melbourne FL

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Melbourne, FL. 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.

Global Tours & Travel Inc
(321) 676-6040
Melbourne, FL
 
Harbor City Travel
(321) 727-0946
Melbourne, FL
 
Travelmax Inc
(321) 676-1770
Indialantic, FL
 
Anytime Travel Solutions
(321) 779-4285
Satellite Beach, FL
 
Worldwide Adventures
(321) 773-4878
Satellite Beach, FL
 
Geraldine Blanchard
(321) 676-6040
559 W Eau Gallie Blvd
Melbourne, FL
Agency
Global Tours and Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.globaltours.com

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Maxine Nohrr
(321) 676-1770
236 Fifth Ave
Indialantic, FL
Agency
Travelmax, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelmax.com

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Cecilia Meacham
(321) 779-4281
189 Sunrise Ave
Satellite Beach, FL
Agency
Anytime Travel Solutions LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Central America, Europe-Western, South America
Specialities
Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Women's Travel
Website
www.anytimetravelsolutions.com

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Manassas Travel
(321) 777-4245
Satellite Beach, FL
 
Florida Greeter
(321) 259-6300
Melbourne, FL
 
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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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