Documentation of American Dipper

Observer Information

Reporter:  Art Hudak  3481 S. Fenton St. A104,   Denver, CO  80227-5518
Other Observers:  none

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  American Dipper
First Date/Time:  4/25/2012 11:45:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  2/17/2014 8:30:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  hours
County:  Denver
Specific Location:  Bear Creek Greenbelt (Denver section)
Number:  1
Age:  Multiple Birds - Mixed
Sex:  Multiple Birds - Mixed
Plumage:  Multiple Birds - Mixed



Viewing Conditions

Optics:  10x42 Bushnell
Distance:  15 -200 feet
Light:  Good

Description of the Bird

A Dipper is a specific bird it does what it does, dives into water looks for tasty morsels comes out of of water and frequently perches on same rock,log,ice shelf,shore or urban debris that it dove from. I have studied the bird extensively. I have 14 sightings for Denver County, 10 at Bear Creek Park and 4 for Cherry Creek Trail (Downing to Confluence Park). 

Similar Species Discussion

No other species were considered. It is not necessary.

Resources Used

No resources needed.

Previous Experience

 10 hours minimum watching nest building. 2 hours feeding young. 50+ individual sightings. My experience is extensive with this species, nothing else is similar.



Materials Available

Photographer: Art Hudak

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Date Documentation Submitted

12/4/2014 10:35:00 PM
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