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July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bird Days of Summer: Accessible Dusk Birding

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. 

Join us for an evening of birding at Whitaker Ponds. We’ll bird as the summer sunsets spotting Swallows, Herons, Ospreys and more! Together we’ll make our way through the natural area by foot or by wheelchair, observing and learning about birds, plants, and other wildlife.

It’ll be a sweet summer night! Bring binoculars, sun protection, water, and bug repellent -Whitaker Ponds will have mosquitos.


Parking: Large parking lot
Public Transit: TriMet bus #75 makes a stop at the corner of NE 47th Avenue and Columbia Blvd and visitors can walk north from there to the park entrance.
Seating: None, but we will move slowly and can stop at any time.
Distance: From 1/4 to 1 mile. Total distance will depend on the needs of the group. Great access to nature can be seen within the first ⅛ of a mile.
Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds.
Elevation Changes: None
Trail Tread: Trails are flat, and typically 4-6 feet wide with gravel tread. There are two wooden ramps with gentle pitch down to the pond and the slough.
Bathrooms: There is one ADA-accessible portapotty at the site in the parking lot.


Join Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Education and Conservation Team for The Bird Days of Summer, a series of super beginner-friendly programs for anyone curious about birds in nature. We’re combining community-building, exploration, and fun to create safe spaces for people to get to know each other as well as the birds. Binoculars will be provided, and we’ll begin each program with a short “how-to” to help you get started.


The Bird Days of Summer Field Trip Details

  • Date: July 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30p.m.
  • Contact: Ali Berman, aberman@birdallianceoregon.org


July 10
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tara Lemezis