Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services West Chester PA

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Donna Gussow
(610) 558-2242
259 Stanton Ct
Glen Mills, PA
Agency
Darlington Travel Center, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Spa / Fitness, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.dtrav.com

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Eric Parker
(610) 647-3100
40 Lloyd Ave Ste 100
Malvern, PA
Agency
Time To Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.tandt.com

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S. Matthews Hamilton
(610) 296-4440
1117 Lancaster Ave
Berwyn, PA
Agency
Travel Services Company
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Judith Heydt
(610) 380-1331
1509 Reed St
Coatesville, PA
Agency
Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.judyandmariastravel.com

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Ambassador Travel
(302) 594-1010
Wilmington, DE
 
Dimitrios Lambris
(484) 685-0558
Po Box 12
Wynnewood, PA
Agency
Conferex LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Europe-Eastern, U.S. - Northeast
Specialities
Archeology, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Business Travel, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Nature, Other, Rafting, Religious, Student / Youth
Website
www.conferex.com

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Jo Ann Pieretti
(610) 558-4503
103 Fawn Lane
Chadds Ford, PA
Agency
JP Tours, Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.skijptours.com

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Mary Hricik
(610) 925-3922
416 Hessian Drive
Kennett Square, PA
Agency
International Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.intltoursandgalaxsea.com

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Travelgroups Inc
(302) 475-1220
Wilmington, DE
 
George Nastase
(302) 594-1010
3615 C Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Agency
Ambassador Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.ambassador-travel.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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