Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Vancouver WA

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Vancouver, WA. 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.

Clint Schrader
(503) 292-0675
1750 Sw Skylline Blvd
Portland, OR
Agency
In Touch Travel NW, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, 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. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Disney, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Music & Performing Arts, Nature, Rail, Reunions, Safari, Scuba Diving, Singles, Women's Travel
Website
www.worldaccents.com

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Sunshine Travel & Cruise
(360) 546-5151
Vancouver, WA
 
KOP Travel INTL Bureau
(360) 693-2502
Vancouver, WA
 
Alda Picadash
(360) 256-4347
Suite A1
Vancouver, WA
Agency
Fiji Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.turtlefiji.com

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All African Travel
(503) 247-5398
Portland, OR
 
Darlyne O'Dell
(503) 617-7686
Darlyne'S Travel Service, Llc
Aloha, OR
Agency
Darlynes Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, 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
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Nature, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.darlynestravel.com

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Traveline Inc
(360) 571-4400
Vancouver, WA
 
South Pacific Holidays
(360) 944-1712
Vancouver, WA
 
Azumano Travel
(360) 253-2253
Vancouver, WA
 
Holiday Travel Service Inc
(503) 288-6321
Portland, OR
 
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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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