Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Panama City Beach FL

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Panama City Beach, FL. 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.

Jayne Sears
(850) 763-2876
569 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL
Agency
Nervig Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
All Inclusive, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Group Vacation, Senior / Mature Adult, Tours
Website
www.nervig.com

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Student Breaks
(517) 332-0490
Panama City Beach, MI
 
Stacy Peery
(850) 233-9400
Po Box 9554
Panama City Beach, FL
Agency
Student Breaks LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.studentbreaks.com

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Once Upon A Dream Vacation
(850) 522-1198
Panama City, FL
 
Fran's Travel World Inc
(850) 769-9634
1714 W 23rd St Ste M
Panama City, FL

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Sue Meritt
(880) 234-8887
14251 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City, FL
Agency
BookIt.com
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.bookit.com

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Bookit.Com
(850) 235-0194
Panama City Beach, FL
 
Fran's Travel World Inc
(850) 769-9634
Panama City, FL
 
Nervig Travel Service
(850) 763-2876
569 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, AL
Services
Annual Travel Benefit,NO FINANCIAL SERVICES

Once Upon A Dream Vacation
(850) 522-1198
609 Cherry St
Panama City, FL

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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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