Field Trip: Beginning Waterfowl Identification at Whitaker Ponds with Brodie Cass Talbott *FULL*
Whitaker Ponds is one of industrial Portland’s success stories: a literal dump rehabbed into one of the birdiest hotspots in the city. With excellent waterfowl viewing opportunities, spend the morning learning how to identify ducks and geese at this city gem.
Public Transit: The best access to the park is from the entrance at 7040 NE 47 Ave, a ¼ mile north of Columbia Blvd. 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. Bike racks are located inside the entrance near the west pond.
Accessibility: Trails are flat, and typically 4-6 feet wide with gravel tread. The short trail system is approximately a half mile long. There are two wooden ramps with gentle pitch down to the pond and the slough. Partial sun, partial shade For complete site description, visit the birdability page. There is one ADA accessible portapotty at the site parking spots are available for use.
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