Birding Washington County | Bird Finding | American Dipper
Finding American Dipper in Washington County, Oregon

Submitted by: Greg Gillson on Tuesday, May 3, 2004

Site: Gales Creek, Hwy 6 & Hwy 8 intersection

General directions: From Forest Grove NW on Hwy 8 about 9 miles to pullout on right just before intersection with Hwy 6.

From Banks W on Hwy 6 about 7 miles to intersection with Hwy 8. Pull onto Hwy 8, then immediately left into parking area.

Specific directions: Under Hwy 6 bridge over Gales Creek.

Season: Assumed resident.

Submitted by: Greg Gillson on Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Site: Scoggins Creek Picnic Area, Hagg Lake, Scoggins Valley Park

Site ownership: Washington County, fee area from April-November

General directions: About 10 miles west of Gaston.

Specific directions: On rocks in stream under bridge.

Season: Usually seen in winter, but may be resident.

Submitted by: Greg Gillson on Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Site: Glenwood

Site ownership: Highway right-of-way

General directions: Hwy 6 to Glenwood in the foothills of the Coast Range. Take the cutoff road (Timber Road) to the town of Timber, pulling off on the west side of the road immediately after crossing over Gales Creek bridge.

Specific directions: Rocks in mid-stream. Builds large mud and moss nest ball under bridge on support beams.

Season: Breeds March to June. Resident.

Comments: Try to see bird without walking under bridge where the nest is located in spring.

Hazards: Adjacent river-front property is private. Walking under bridge can be slippery on loose gravel or mossy rocks. Watch for traffic.