Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Vallejo CA

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Vallejo, CA. 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.

James Allen
(510) 527-4455
268 Arlington Ave
Kensington, CA
Agency
Kensington Travel & Cruises
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Western, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Historical, Music & Performing Arts, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Elizabeth Alber
(415) 460-1964
67 Longwood Dr
San Rafael, CA
Agency
BA Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Scuba Diving, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.batravel.com

Data Provided By:
Robert Mitchell
(925) 685-7114
2227 Willow Pass Rd
Concord, CA
Agency
Contra Costa Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Just Travel
(415) 209-9490
Novato, CA
 
Alan Reader
(925) 254-3715
2 Theatre Sq Ste 160
Orinda, CA
Agency
Orinda Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.orindatravel.com

Data Provided By:
Terrence Regan
(510) 843-1000
1824 Euclid Ave
Berkeley, CA
Agency
Berkeley's Northside Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Rail, Safari, Scuba Diving, Student / Youth
Website
www.berkeley4travel.com

Data Provided By:
Paul Baidoa
(415) 454-8480
369-B Third Street, Suite 531
San Rafael, CA
Agency
Taste World Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Nature
Website
www.tastehawaiionline.com

Data Provided By:
Joan Allen
(510) 527-4455
268 Arlington Ave
Kensington, CA
Agency
Kensington Travel & Cruises
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Judith Mon
(925) 284-4556
3253 Driftwood Dr
Lafayette, CA
Agency
Mons' Unlimited Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Lance Imamura
(925) 687-4995
4415 Cowell Rd Ste 110
Concord, CA
Agency
Polaris Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.tourpolaris.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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