Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Traverse City MI

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Traverse City, MI. 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.

Blue Planet Adventures
(231) 264-6182
Traverse City, MI
 
Blue Planet Adventures
(231) 264-6182
Rapid City, MI
 
Passageways Travel Service
(231) 947-5474
3200 S. Airport Road West,Suite 152
Traverse City, MI
Services
Annual Travel Benefit

Kathleen Doyle
(616) 942-0300
1910 Breton Rd Se
Grand Rapids, MI
Agency
Breton Village Travel Services, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Archeology, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Historical, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Rail, Religious, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.bretontravel.com

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Cheryl Blanchard
(616) 942-0300
1910 Breton Rd Se
Grand Rapids, MI
Agency
Breton Village Travel Services, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon
Website
www.bretontravel.com

Data Provided By:
Kjell Johansson
(231) 946-2242
1236 Randall Ct
Traverse City, MI
Agency
Pearls of Scandinavia, Group Travel, Europe
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelpearls.com

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Passageways Travel Service, Inc
(231) 947-0880
158 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
Services
Annual Travel Benefit

Russell Reid
(517) 627-8350
912 Charlevoix Ste 100
Grand Ledge, MI
Agency
Drolett Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.drolett-travel.com

Data Provided By:
Janet Czapski
(248) 442-2772
29480 Ten Mile Rd
Farmington, MI
Agency
Dive Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Honeymoon, Scuba Diving
Website
www.divetravelservices.com

Data Provided By:
Karla Constantine
(616) 846-6420
118 W Savidge St
Spring Lake, MI
Agency
The Travel Place/Travel Leaders
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Rail, Safari, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelleaders.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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