Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Milwaukee WI

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Milwaukee, WI. 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.

Neil Christensen
(414) 291-2180
330 E Kilbourn Ave Ste 109
Milwaukee, WI
Agency
Ul-Tra Business Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Golf & Tennis, Music & Performing Arts, Sports / Exercise
Website
www.ultrabusinesstravel.com

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Sue Anne Hollenstein
(262) 786-7070
Po Box 60
Elm Grove, WI
Agency
Elm Grove Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, Safari, Ski / WinterSports, Women's Travel
Website
www.elmgrovetravel.com

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SKYY Travel
(414) 224-7599
Milwaukee, WI
 
Lisa Hoppe Travel Consulting
(414) 258-8715
Milwaukee, WI
 
Dean Hoppe
(414) 258-8715
6005 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Agency
Lisa Hoppe Travel Consulting
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.hoppetravel.com

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Dianne Moore
(414) 543-4300
9022 West Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Agency
All-Inclusive Vacations
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Honeymoon
Website
www.sendusaway.com

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Task Force On Family Violence
(414) 278-5079
Milwaukee, WI
 
Jerome Meidl
(414) 224-7599
735 N Water St Ste 501
Milwaukee, WI
Agency
Skyy Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.skytravel.com

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Zonia Lopez
(414) 645-8840
1570 S Muskego Ave
MILWAUKEE, WI
Agency
FLYLDA TRAVEL
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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East Town Travel
(414) 276-3131
Milwaukee, WI
 
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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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