AE21 What's Up With Woodpeckers

What's Up With Woodpeckers

ONLINE* Friday, November 19, 1 - 3 p.m.

FIELD* Experience Sunday, November 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Instructor: Kevin Burke

Package (Includes additional discounted rate for Online Class & Field Experience): $65 Adult Non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member.) Hurry: Package registration closes November 19.

Individual Sessions: $35 Non-member**(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member.)

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BRN Elective | NCEE Criteria III, II (with field experience)


Why do woodpeckers drum on gutters? Are they really “eating” the house? The seven species of woodpeckers here in Western North Carolina range from the tiny downy to the large and iconic pileated. This package includes an online class and a field experience on the Arboretum grounds. Expert guide Kevin Burke of Ventures Birding Tours leads a highly informative and entertaining in-depth study of this fascinating group of birds!

Kevin Burke was introduced to birding while taking an ornithology class and has been birding every day since. He has a degree in resource recreation and tourism from the University of Idaho and honed his birding skills teaching environmental education. Kevin has led birding trips across the country to Washington's San Juan Islands and Idaho's back country and abroad with trips to Portugal and Colombia. His lifelong journey has developed into a desire to share his knowledge and help others grow their skills.


*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to the event. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of the talk will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.



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