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April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Accessible Birding Outing at Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Join Bird Alliance of Oregon for an accessible birding outing at Tualatin Hills Nature Park! We’ll walk or wheel through beautiful forest habitat along wheelchair friendly paved trails, looking and listening for songbirds as we go. It’s the start of migration so we’ll be welcoming back some greatly missed species.

This outing is reserved for people who identify as disabled, chronically ill, or neurodivergent and their family, friends or caregivers. Our accessible outings are made for and led by birders with disabilities. Beginning birders are welcome! Extra binoculars will be available.

Register: Click to Register. Limited to 12 participants.
Trip Leaders: Ali Berman, Fern Wexler, and Camelia Zollars

Free – $25


See below for trail information and here for a more detailed guide of Tualatin Hills Nature Park created by Access Recreation.

We recognize that within the disability community, access needs vary and sometimes conflict. That’s why we’ll offer different opportunities throughout the year prioritizing different kinds of access needs. If this one doesn’t work for you, we hope the next one will. If you have any accessibility needs that aren’t covered below or have requests on what we should offer to meet your needs for future events, please reach out to trip leader Ali Berman at aberman@birdallianceoregon.org.

If you have any accessibility needs that aren’t covered below, please reach out to Ali Berman at aberman@birdallianceoregon.org.

Distance: Anywhere from .5 – 1 miles. Exact distance will be determined by the needs of participants.
Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds. We will go at the pace of the slowest member of the group. Participants can request a break at any time.
Elevation Changes: None.
Trail Tread: Paved the entire way.

Bathrooms: An ADA compliant bathroom is available at the start of the route.
Parking: Large parking lot with ADA parking spaces.
Public Transit:  .6 miles away from Max Blue Line.
Rest Stops: There are a few benches available along the route.
Meeting Location: Meet in front of the Nature Center.


A Pacific Wren sings while perched on a snag.
People birding at Whitaker Ponds, photo by Jess Columbo

Register for this accessible birding outing!

Be in community with other folks who identify as disabled, neurodivergent, and/or chronically ill as we search for waterfowl, songbirds and more!


Field Trip Details

  • Date: April 20, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee: Pay what you can, between $0 and $25

Trip Leaders

Ali Berman (she/her) has been the Communications Manager at Bird Alliance of Oregon since 2015. She serves on the board of both Disabled Hikers and Portland Parks and Recreation. Ali loves birds, building community, and sharing her love of wildlife with others.

Fern Wexler (they/them, he/him) has been a Bird Alliance of Oregon volunteer since 2018, as well as a seasonal educator. They love birding, fancy pigeons, sharing their birding knowledge, and getting outside as much as possible.


April 20
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Free – $25


OR United States
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Free – $25


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