American Pipit

American Pipit forages in the tundra at the Rock Cut along Trail Ridge Road
American Pipit forages in the tundra at the Rock Cut along Trail Ridge Road.

NPS Photo / Ann Schonlau

Size: 5.5-7”
Description: Grayish brown overall with some streaking on the chest.
Migratory Status: Late spring and summer residents, and migrants of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Breed in moist alpine meadows and tundra to 14,000 feet.
Diet: Forage on the ground and eat mostly insects and seeds.
 
 

Last updated: November 9, 2018

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