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May 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day: Broughton Beach & West Delta Park Wetlands

Join Ross as we bird the popular Columbia River sandy beach with some of the few locally remaining patches of short-grass habitat crucial for birds like Horned Lark, Western Meadowlark, and American Pipit. We’ll also explore the nearby wetlands and riparian habitat of West Delta Park, which provide havens for waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds as they migrate through the surrounding highly developed cityscape. 

Notes on this Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day

*Please remember to bring binoculars and appropriate layered clothing. Remember drinks and snacks/lunch for the duration of the trip! 

*Parking Fee at Broughton Beach is $5 per day, or Metro Parking Pass is $40 per year:

Rest stops: No seating available
Sun exposure: mostly full sun for duration of hike
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): ADA vault toilet/porta-potty at Broughton Beach parking lot. Ample parking at both locations.


Walking Distance: Up to 2.5 miles at Broughton Beach. Up to 1.5 miles at West Delta Park West Wetlands
Elevation Changes: mostly flat with slight elevation change at initial beach-to-dike trail transition.
Trail: sandy beach (some loose and some wet packed), narrow grassy and/or small rocky trails; asphalt or paved roads in parking areas and west delta park area.
Pacing: Slow

Explore the Columbia River during early migration!

Enjoy peak spring migration at this birdy Columbia River beach and the always productive wetlands of West Delta Park.


Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day Details

  • Date: May 3, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members


May 3, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Erin Law