Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Metairie LA

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Metairie, LA. 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.

Rochelle Snyder
(504) 367-3632
3220 General Degaulle Drive
New Orleans, LA
Agency
World Tours & Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Minority-African American, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.worldtoursandtravel.com

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Harmony Adventures Inc
(504) 836-6070
Metairie, LA
 
Advantage Plus Travel
(504) 456-9779
Metairie, LA
 
American Express Travel Services Representative
(504) 834-7000
Metairie, LA
 
Marie Lowe
(504) 835-3200
433 Metairie Rd Ste 502
Metairie, LA
Agency
Designer Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.designertravel.info

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Horizon Travel Group Inc
(504) 885-0135
Metairie, LA
 
Travel Central
(504) 834-9464
Metairie, LA
 
Cruise Planners
(504) 831-4796
Metairie, LA
 
Cruise & Vacation Shoppe
(504) 833-1984
Metairie, LA
 
Eagle Travel Service
(504) 885-4462
Metairie, LA
 
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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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