Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Overland Park KS

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Overland Park, KS. 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.

Kathryn Sudeikis
(913) 671-7700
5331 Johnson Dr
Mission, KS
Agency
All About Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Reunions
Website
www.AllAboutTravelUSA.com

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Dave Wilson
(816) 531-0100
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO
Agency
Wilson Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.wilsontravelandcruises.com

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Cruises by Brennco
(913) 660-0121
Leawood, KS
 
Cathy Wunder
(913) 498-0960
5360 College Blvd
Shawnee Mission, KS
Agency
Global Connections, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.yourtrip.net

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Travel Solutions
(913) 652-0060
Overland Park, KS
 
Cynthia Riggins
(913) 384-9999
5331 Johnson Dr
Mission, KS
Agency
All About Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Central America, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel
Website
www.myplatinumvacations.com

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Network Direct Internat'l
(913) 498-1354
Leawood, KS
 
Susy Campbell
(913) 652-0060
10551 Barkley
Shawnee Mission, KS
Agency
Travel Solutions
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsolutions.biz

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Barbara King
(913) 338-2244
4600 College Blvd Ste 103
Leawood, KS
Agency
Great Getaways Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Customized Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Resorts, Safari
Website
www.greatgetaways.travel

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Network Direct INTL
(913) 498-1354
Leawood, KS
 
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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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