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Ashley Tubbs

Estes Park, CO, United States


On a trip last year to Colorado, the American Dipper was my target bird to find. Ended up seeing about a dozen of them! Not much cooler than a swimming song bird 🙂


American Dipper

This American Dipper paused for a few seconds before diving back into the chilly waters of the creek.

3 replies on “American Dipper”

Ellen Lewis says:

I’m actually jealous looking at this very good shot of the American Dipper. I’ve tried several times to capture this bird in my camera, but no luck. I was, however, pleased to actually hear his beautiful song echoing off rock cliffs above rushing river water. Your fine photo will make me try again.

We have what we believe is an American Dipper in our yard. We live in Central Florida. I have been part of your bird count and Backyard Habitat for many years. I can not see that the Dipper is in central florida at all. Help

Holly Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

Hi Sandra, American Dippers do not live in the East – they are mainly restricted to the west and northwest parts of the continent (see the map here). Dark-eyed Juncos look similar, and don’t normally visit Florida (range map), but their range is much closer so seeing one is more likely. Brown-headed Cowbird females also could be a possibility. If neither of those two sound right, I next suggest check out out the Merlin Bird ID app. It’s free and you can download it from the App Store or Google Play, or you can use it on this webpage by clicking the “Bird ID” tab along the top.

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