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


Dark gray overall with short, cocked tail and white eyelids that flash when blinked. Legs are longer.


Inhabits swift flowing mountain streams; less frequently found along mountain ponds and lakes.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


CynthiaMHori 11 years ago

Please consider adding this the the mission Wildlife of Utah

MarshallHill 11 years ago

They definitely are interesting birds! One of my favorite to spot!

birdlady6000 11 years ago

Dippers are such interesting birds! Although they are a songbird, they can fly(swim) under water to get the fish eggs, tiny creatures that they love to eat from the bottom of swift streams. They love salmon eggs!

Spotted by

Utah, USA

Spotted on Feb 18, 2011
Submitted on May 11, 2011

Related Spottings

White-throated Dipper White-throated Dipper Dipper White throated Dipper

Nearby Spottings

Butterfly Rubber Boa Wildflowers Cobweb Spider (web)
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team