OS20 What's Up With Woodpeckers Field Experience

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Monday November 16

8:30 AM  –  10:00 AM

What's Up With Woodpeckers Field Experience

Instructor: Kevin Burke

ONSITE Monday, November 16; 8:30 – 10 a.m. (Rescheduled from Nov. 2 due to inclement weather)

$35 Member | $45 Non-member

BRN Elective - 1 Hour


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 small-group class on the Arboretum grounds offers the chance to study this fascinating group of birds in the field with expert guide Kevin Burke of Ventures Birding Tours. 

Please adhere to all guidelines in the reminder email you will receive prior to the class. You should arrive wearing a face mask. Masks should be worn at all times out of consideration for all class participants. We ask that if participants need to remove their mask, they do so only where distancing of at least 6 feet from others is maintained. We ask that you try to keep a distance of at least 6' between others as much as possible.


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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