Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Saint Petersburg FL

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Saint Petersburg, 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.

Jean Gilbert
(813) 258-4041
P. O. Box 18652
Tampa, FL
Agency
Travel Services Unlimited, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Spa / Fitness
Website
travelservicesunltd.vacation.com

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Travel Is Fun Tours
(727) 347-1600
Saint Petersburg, FL
 
Unipol Travel Inc
(727) 526-5979
Saint Petersburg, FL
 
American Eagle Travel Inc
(727) 322-2340
Pinellas Park, FL
 
John Barnhart
(727) 525-9696
5700 4Th St No
Saint Petersburg, FL
Agency
JWB Management Group, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.baypinestravel.com

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Tai Travel
(727) 323-9547
Saint Petersburg, FL
 
Rolfe Duggar
(727) 327-6196
4300 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL
Agency
Duggar Travel Agency, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Blue Chip Travel Inc
(727) 546-9808
Pinellas Park, FL
 
Beach Travel of Treasuer Islnd
(727) 367-1933
Saint Petersburg, FL
 
James Hobbs
(727) 521-2421
5225 4Th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL
Agency
F-L Rainbow Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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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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