Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services West Jordan UT

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Marilyn Hyde
(801) 966-4242
2122 W 5400 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Agency
Hyde's Encore Tours & Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Archeology, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Motorcoach / Bus, Music & Performing Arts, National Parks, Rail, Religious, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.hydetour.com

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Herman Warnas
(801) 968-4400
2990 Midwest Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Agency
Ultimate Travel and Events Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.ultimatetravelinc.com

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Robert Jelf
(801) 957-8380
4315 S 2700 W R 140
Salt Lake City, UT
Agency
American Express Travel Representative Network
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.americanexpress.com/travel

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Country Square Travel
(801) 566-4402
Sandy, UT
 
Morris Murdock Travel
(801) 984-3379
Draper, UT
 
Michelle Fontaine
(408) 984-7000
8075 S Copper Canyon Way
West Jordan, UT
Agency
Casto
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.casto.com

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Barbara Lavin
(801) 261-2872
4753 S Chestnut Glen Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Agency
Cruise and Tour Center of North America
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Toby Nash
(801) 268-4470
4376 S 700 E Ste 200
Salt Lake City, UT
Agency
Cruise & Travel Masters
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Group Vacation, Honeymoon, Leisure Travel, Luxury Travel
Website
www.cruiseandtravelmasters.com

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Brian Mei
(801) 466-8811
2906 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT
Agency
Eastern Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia
Specialities
Camping / Hiking, Adventure Travel, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises
Website
www.easterntravel.com

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Brett Steele
(801) 364-4300
320 East 900 South
Salt Lake City, UT
Agency
PanAmerican Tours and Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.panam-tours.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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