Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

American Dipper

Cinclus mexicanus


Small, stocky gray bird with a brown head. Constantly bob up and down. The only aquatic song bird in North America, getting to see these guys jump in the water and swim around like little ducks was too awesome!


High elevation, fast flowing stream on the side of a highway.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


jeslowery 6 years ago

How cool! I've never seen one.

AshleyT 6 years ago

I know, I wasn't expecting them to be so shy! I will come visit again and we will find more cooperative ones haha

EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Surprisingly, I really like the 3rd pic! Who knew these little birds would be so difficult to photograph! Well done!

AshleyT 6 years ago

Thank you everyone! Was very exciting to see this species, they are very neat birds

Jellis 6 years ago

Well you got one. great shots

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

And again! Must be wonderful country.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Nice. Like the feeding shot in #4

Super cool bird,we have here the european "cousin" the Cinclus cinclus,same beahvour,very dificult to spot,congrats and thanks for sharing

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago


JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Great series!!!

JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Lucky! I so want to go to CO now.

Spotted by

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Mar 7, 2015
Submitted on Mar 10, 2015


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team