Kevin has been leading tours and helping people get outside for most of his adult life. His passion for birds and birding has grown into a full-time career. Kevin began leading daytrips for Ventures Birding Tours in 2015, and soon began leading trips all over the country. He has led trips over much of the US and especially loves going to the Pacific Northwest where he used to live. He is starting to expand his scope out of the country with trips to Colombia, Portugal, and Costa Rica.
Kevin is a senior instructor at the North Carolina Arboretum. Here he teaches anything and everything bird related. Kevin attended the University of Idaho and majored in Sustainable Tourism. He also holds a degree in Ecotourism and Adventure Travel from Hocking College in Ohio. Kevin enjoys sharing the natural world and especially loves seeing the joy and excitement that it brings his participants. Birding has become a lifelong journey for Kevin. He currently lives in Hendersonville, N.C. with his wife and two children.
"Kevin has "eagle eyes" and fantastic hearing. Kevin is very attentive, focuses on participants needs and promotes a pleasant atmosphere. Kevin is excellent at finding rare birds and fulfilling your target specie requests. This was our 3rd domestic trip with Kevin. I look forward to traveling with him again."
Kevin Burke is sensitive, people oriented and an excellent guide. I want to travel on Kevin's other trips through Ventures Birding.
Kevin did a fantastic job of curating a wonderful experience. His birding skills, infectious good humor, in-depth preparation and flawless execution made it a perfect trip. The birds are important, but the experience is much more than that. He has a real talent and mindset for understanding and delivering what the client wants. He put us on rare birds. We made the ABA Rare Bird Alert on 3 different days. He put me on 43 life birds bringing my total for 2022 to 446 and counting. I'll see him again on a future trip.