Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Pittsburgh PA

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Pittsburgh, PA. 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.

Sandra Steele
(412) 372-3094
254 Monroeville Mall
Monroeville, PA
Agency
Lenzner Tour and Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Southeast Asia, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Senior / Mature Adult, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Susan Gilmore
(412) 566-1710
907 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Agency
All Directions
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Paul Busang
(412) 441-3131
460 S Graham St
Pittsburgh, PA
Agency
Gulliver's Travels, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.gti.travel.com

Data Provided By:
James Lehman
(412) 363-7283
5900 Baum Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
Agency
AAA East Central
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Robert Thompson
(412) 366-7200
1409 Duncan Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Agency
Ambassador Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.ambassadortravelpghpa.com

Data Provided By:
William Katz
(412) 261-0248
400 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Agency
Atlas Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Larry Konter
(412) 232-3600
900 Benedum Trees Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA
Agency
Travelers Service Co, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.tsctravelusa.com

Data Provided By:
Torrie Latimer
(412) 452-0247
460 Hershey Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Agency
Elements Of Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.elementsoftravel.net

Data Provided By:
Carl Brandtonies
(412) 344-1212
731 Washington Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Agency
Worldview Travel, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. Affiliate
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.vwti.com

Data Provided By:
Linda Hedin
(412) 741-5750
Po Box 510
Sewickley, PA
Agency
Hyde Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.hydetravel.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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