Accessible Birding Outing at Orenco Woods Nature Park
Join Portland Audubon for an accessible birding outing at Orenco Woods Nature Park, a gem of a park along Rock Creek in Hillsboro. Orenco Woods has many micro-habitats, such as oak savanna, upland forest and creek edges. We’ll be right in the swing of migration looking for some early warblers and other songbirds, woodpeckers, ducks and perhaps even some raptors. The vibrant sounds of spring birdsong will no doubt be echoing throughout the park! Together we’ll make our way through the natural area by foot or by wheelchair, observing and learning about birds, plants, and other wildlife.
*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: Camelia Zollars, Fern Wexler, and Tara Lemezis
Masks: Masks are now optional at our outdoor events. However, we’ll check in with each participant in advance in case anyone who is immunocompromised needs to be in a masked environment. We also recognize that some people can’t wear masks due to their disability. Physical distancing will be required.