Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Saint Louis MO

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Saint Louis, MO. 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.

Larry Lecompte
(314) 830-1877
9 Edgestone Ct
Florissant, MO
Agency
All Travel and Tours Agency
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Minority-African American, Religious, Women's Travel
Website
alltravelandtours.4mydeals.com

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Cathedral of St Louis - Director of Music
(314) 533-7662
Saint Louis, MO
 
Judy PEIL Travel API
(314) 726-2577
Saint Louis, MO
 
Patricia Blassie
(314) 968-9600
2025 S Brentwood Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Agency
Altair Travel & Cruises
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.altairtravelinc.com

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BIH Travel Agency
(314) 351-6200
Saint Louis, MO
 
Wilson Doak
(636) 244-1248
1144 Sweeping Oaks Dr
Saint Charles, MO
Agency
Travel Specialists, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Rail
Website
www.railtravelcenter.com

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Are We There Yet LLC
(314) 304-3508
Saint Louis, MO
 
Coronet Travel Limited
(314) 721-1170
Saint Louis, MO
 
Travel Desk Inc
(314) 352-0068
Saint Louis, MO
 
Jeannie Moses
888-788-7638 Ext.402401
100 N Tucker Blvd 8Th Flr
Saint Louis, MO
Agency
Family Resorts and Travel Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.SummerBayResort.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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