Day of the Woodpecker

Day of the Woodpecker

See Acorn Woodpeckers and others on an expert-guided walk in Yosemite.
November 16, 2019

Did you know there are 11 species of woodpeckers found in Yosemite — more than in any comparable area in the United States? Spend a day with an expert naturalist, carpooling from El Portal to various parts of the park to observe these industrious birds, and learn about their habitats and behaviors. With limited foliage and no distraction from summer birds, November is a perfect time to search for Yosemite’s woodpeckers — and enjoy a brisk stroll in good company!

Included with your registration:

  • Full-day guided hike in Yosemite Valley and surrounding areas starting at 9 am and lasting about six hours.
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (arriving November 15 departing November 17) at Upper Pines Campground.

Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the program.

Experience Level: Any. Participants must be physically fit.
Hiking: Easy–Moderate.
Elevation Range: 4,000 feet–6,000 feet (driving).
Registration price: $99
View a suggested day hike packing list.
Pete Devine, Yosemite Conservancy Guide

Pete Devine

Pete Devine is the Resident Naturalist for the Conservancy. Pete has lived in Yosemite for about 20 years, has hiked most of its trails, and explained Yosemite to thousands of park visitors. He has studied the Lyell Glacier, added to the park’s bird studies and trained rangers in history, geology and biology. You may have seen Pete’s work in the ‘Yosemite Frazil Ice’ video.