Malheur’s Benson Pond with Portland Audubon
July 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
This bird walk will start at the Benson Pond Trailhead and will travel along the northern edge of Benson Pond, through the stand of homestead era trees and back to the parking area. The diversity of aquatic habitat, emergent marsh, sagebrush/shrubland, and deciduous trees provides for a diverse assortment of bird species. This walk provides a great opportunity for observing ducks in non-breeding plumage and practicing duck ID.
Distance: up to 3 miles
Elevation change: <10% grade from parking lot
Trail tread and width: Access road with some gravel, 36” wide; option to walk on footpath under trees with some unsecure footing.
Pacing: We will move at a slow, making frequent stops to enjoy birds and other nature that we discover.
Amenities: Parking is limited, there are no bathrooms or water at Benson Pond
Rest Stops: There are a few benches under the trees, about .75 miles up the trail.
For more information, please see here:https://audubonportland.org/events/