SP20 What's Up With Woodpeckers

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Thursday March 19

1:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

What's Up With Woodpeckers

Instructor: Kevin Burke

Thursday, March 19; 1 – 4 p.m.

$44 Member | $54 Non-member

Limit: 24 students

BRN Elective - 3 Hours


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 huge pileated. This class offers an 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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