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American Dippers in Colorado

When the Gold King Mine spill of 2015 introduced three million gallons of toxic mine drainage into a tributary of the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado, concerned community members rallied to form The American Dipper Project, a nest monitoring effort to help the aquatic birds recover. American Dippers in southwestern Colorado continue to be at risk from water pollution, wildfire, climate change, and microplastics, but they now have allies in their struggle. Read about how one group of birdwatchers decided to take action using NestWatch as the basis for community monitoring in our latest blog post.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology