Featured Article – Dippers and Ice

We are pleased to formally announce a new component of the BCFO website designed to complement articles that appear in shorter forms in our newsmagazine BC Birding.

Inaugurating this series, Alistair Fraser has written a fascinating article describing how the American Dippers of Kokanee Creek in the West Kootenay manage to continue foraging when ice starts to form both on and in the creek, and threatens their access to vital food supplies.

To link to the full article, click here, or use the Features drop down menu above.


An abbreviated version of this article appeared in the June 2014 edition of BC Birding, but space limitations meant we were unable to publish it in full, and include all the excellent photographs that went along with it. It’s here now for your enjoyment.