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What’s up at Whitaker? Free Standing Outing

See what’s up this winter at Whitaker Ponds! This will be a laid back and community focused bird walk. On this chilly morning we will spend our time slow birding and learning from and with each other. Bonus, we will most likely spot some fun wintering waterfowl (ducks and geese) and our local favorites -resident songbirds!

This is a beginner-friendly bird walk. Binoculars and plenty of birding excitement will be provided. 

Portland Audubon’s new free Standing Outings are offered once a month using a lottery system registration. Newbies and non-now shows will be prioritized to attend. Learn more about the Lottery System.

Register: Click to Register on the Inquiry Form. Limited to 12 participants

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: Up 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.


A photo of a group of people holding up binoculars while on a paved path at Whitaker Pond.
People birding at Whitaker Ponds, photo by Tara Lemezis

Want to know What's up at Whitaker? Register for this free birding outing!

Portland Audubon’s new free Standing Outings are offered once a month using a lottery system registration. When you click "Register" you'll be asked to fill out an inquiry form. You will only be contacted if you are selected. One registration per inquiry please.


Outing Details

  • Date: February 18, 9:30- 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee: FREE
  • Meeting Location: Whitaker Ponds under the gazebo.


February 18
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Whitaker Ponds
7040 NE 47th Avenue
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Tara Lemezis