Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Owensboro KY

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Ronald Enlow
(270) 684-9267
2100 W Parrish Ave
Owensboro, KY
Agency
The Travel Authority/TTA, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.thetravelauthority.com

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The Travel Authority
(270) 684-9267
2031 Frederica St.
Owensboro, KY
Services
Annual Travel Benefit

Eleanor Hardy
(502) 454-0277
2010 Edgeland Ave Ste 100
Louisville, KY
Agency
The Society of International Railway Travelers
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - West
Specialities
Luxury Travel, Rail
Website
www.irtsociety.com

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Carl Lord
(502) 292-6605
2525 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY
Agency
The Travel Authority/TTA, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.thetravelauthority.com

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Transfreight
(502) 867-7040
Georgetown, KY
 
Travel Authority
(270) 684-9267
Owensboro, KY
 
Norma Mouser
(502) 420-0904
7321 New La Grange Rd Ste 103
Louisville, KY
Agency
Travel Options, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Great Outdoors, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Rail, Religious, Ski / WinterSports, Sports / Exercise, Women's Travel
Website
www.traveloptions.net

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Marti Lombardo
(502) 863-9831
215 E Main St
Georgetown, KY
Agency
Going Places Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Rail, Reunions, Safari, Ski / WinterSports
Website
weplantrips.com

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Elite Cruise Planners
(502) 742-4505
Louisville, KY
 
Letcher County - Board of Education, Supply Department
(606) 633-2459
Whitesburg, KY
 
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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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