Bird Alliance of Oregon seeks to be as welcoming as possible to people with disabilities, as well as friends, families, and caregivers. See below for detailed information on each of our buildings, and our outdoor spaces to help you plan your visit. You can also visit Access Oregon for video and photographs of the accessibility of our facilities.


The parking lot has one ADA parking space. During peak visitor hours the parking is often limited, flowing into the gravel parking lot across the street and busy Cornell Road that does not have sidewalks. 


Visitor Center: The Visitor Center’s main floor is directly adjacent to the ADA parking space. This accessible building contains an Interpretive Center with active bird feeder viewing, Nature Store, and Heron Hall, a large room where most of our classes and on-site talks take place. There is also plenty of seating in these spaces.

The lower level of the Visitor Center can be accessed by an ADA compliant compact gravel path from the parking lot to the Bat Roost classroom. The Bat Roost is only open to education program participants.

Wildlife Care Center and Administrative Building: The public floor of the Administrative Office and the entire Wildlife Care Center are wheelchair accessible.

Breezeway: An accessible breezeway leads from the Visitor Center to the Administrative Building terminating in a sitting area with stairs leading down to gravel path. Educational Birds are often on view in the accessible breezeway, Interpretive Center, and parking lot.

Bathroom: The Interpretive Center has one all-user, ADA compliant, single occupancy restroom, as well as a women’s restroom with multiple stalls, one of which is ADA compliant.


Paths around the facility are of varying terrain and lead to steep trails. Here are details on our trails to help inform your decision on if these trails are right for you:

    • Trails have steep elevation changes of 100-300 feet
    • Trail surface is largely hard packed soil. They are uneven in places due to rocks and roots. During the wet season (October through June), trails become very muddy in areas. Trails are also narrow in places.
    • Benches are located at multiple points along trails but are not on every trail. A more detailed map with bench locations is currently being made and will be released as soon as it’s ready.
    • Rugged stairs are placed at multiple locations along trails.

For more resources on trails that are more accessible in Portland, visit our Portland Birding Destinations page.

Video of Our Facilities

In addition to the video, you can also visit Access Oregon for more information on accessibility at Bird Alliance of Oregon.

Bird Alliance of Oregon from Access Recreation on Vimeo.