Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Santa Clarita CA

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Chris Van Beveren
(818) 998-3122
10921 Oso Ave
Chatsworth, CA
Agency
Beck Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, All Inclusive, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Group Vacation, Honeymoon, Leisure Travel
Website
http://becktravel.com/

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Dan Arriaga
(661) 255-7110
23550 Lyons Ave Ste 105
Newhall, CA
Agency
Newhall Valencia Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Cheryl Paddock
(818) 221-4660
8550 Balboa Blvd
Northridge, CA
Agency
Third Millennium Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.thirdmillenniumtravel.com

Data Provided By:
June Shin
(213) 380-2529
17643 Sherman Way #202
Van Nuys, CA
Agency
Best Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Colleen Carter
(818) 990-4053
16530 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
Agency
Plaza Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.plazatravel.com

Data Provided By:
George Laurie
(800) 801-8354
26742 Claudette Street # 452
Canyon Country, CA
Agency
LATIKA ADVENTURES INC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
South America
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Budget Travel, Camping / Hiking, Customized Travel, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Historical, Leisure Travel, Luxury Travel, Rafting, Tours
Website
www.latikaperutravel.com

Data Provided By:
Nelson Tseng
(818) 886-2000
9700 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA
Agency
Northridge Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.northridgetravel.com

Data Provided By:
Patcharin Tantiwong
(818) 951-1910
7027 Charrick Pl
Tujunga, CA
Agency
JP Group
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.bestthaitour.com

Data Provided By:
Matthew Klein
(818) 995-8643
5249 Leghorn Ave
Sherman Oaks, CA
Agency
Continental Journeys
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.continentaljourneys.com

Data Provided By:
Sandra Sparks
(818) 990-4053
16530 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
Agency
Plaza Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.plazatravel.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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