Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Montgomery AL

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Montgomery, AL. 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.

Ella Jones
(334) 262-9660
610 Clay St
Montgomery, AL
Agency
Sunshine Travel Agency
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Golf & Tennis, Historical, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Minority-African American, Minority-Asian
Website
www.sunshinetravelonline.com

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Jeanine Eissler
(334) 271-6647
2742 Central Pkwy
Montgomery, AL
Agency
All Seasons Travel Agency, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.allseasonstravel.com

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Dana Philon
(334) 277-9400
2761 Bell Road
Montgomery, AL
Agency
Adventure Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Meeting Planning / Events
Website
www.adtrav.com

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Sutton & Associates
(334) 260-2482
Montgomery, AL
 
B & W Shuttle Service
(334) 288-2646
4334 Longleaf Dr
Montgomery, AL

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All Seasons Travel
(334) 271-6647
Montgomery, AL
 
Sunshine Travel
(334) 262-9660
Montgomery, AL
 
Fair Winds Travel
(334) 213-2000
Montgomery, AL
 
All Seasons Travel Agency, Inc.
(334) 271-6647
2742 Central Parkway
Montgomery, AL
Services
Annual Travel Benefit

Andrew Haffenden
(205) 663-6018
1817D Woodbrook Circle
Alabaster, AL
Agency
Nature Travel Specialists LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Camping / Hiking, Eco-Tourism, Great Outdoors, Nature, National Parks, Rafting, Safari, Scuba Diving, Student / Youth
Website
www.naturetravelspecialists.com

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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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