AE22 All About Woodpeckers

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Thursday August 18

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

All About Woodpeckers

ONLINE* | Thursday, August 18, 6 - 7 p.m.

Instructor: Kevin Burke

$35 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Certificate Credit: BRN Elective

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.


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Registration and Participation in Online Classes through the Arboretum:

  • This class will be taught online via Zoom. Make sure your Zoom app is up to date. 
  • Registration for this class will close two days before the class start date.
  • You will receive your login instructions and the link to join the live meeting one day in advance of the class start date.  
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  • You will receive access to a recording within 1 to 3 business days following the class. Access expires after 30 days.
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