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American Robin in snow
Peter Raspberry
Spring 2015: Tuesdays: February 3 — May 5
Returning robins are a welcome sign of spring. Discover what to watch for—wintering robins, first robins, 'waves' of robins, first earthworms, and nesting behavior.
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Hungry Baby RobinsDorothy Edgington

May 5, 2015
From Florida to Alaska and California to Canada, robins are home. Now comes the serious business of raising new little robins.

American Robin incubating on nest in pine tree
Gary Tetzlaff
April 28, 2015
Robins have reached the end of the migration trail! More nesting is underway, and baby robins soon will hatch.
American Robin carrying mud for nest building
Wayne Kryduba
April 21, 2015
Many robins are still on the move, while others have begun the nesting cycle. What three things can newborn robins already do?

Amy Evoniuk
April 14, 2015
Nesting reports increased this week and spring robin behaviors thrilled observers in much of the robins' range. Can you name the tune they're singing?

Two male Ameican Robins fighting in midairAndy Wilson

April 7, 2015
The robin chorus is spreading and the rush for robin real estate is on. Find out if your neighborhood has what a robin seeks in a territory.
Banded male American Robin
Marcy Cunkelman
March 31, 2015
In a slow week for migration and robin song, a banded robin returns once again to "his" back yard! Also: Answers
from the expert!
Male American Robin
James Howard
March 24, 2015
The week didn't bring a big push north and the robin chorus has barely begun, but spring arrived with more first-robin sightings and songs!
American Robin
Lisa Walker
March 17, 2015
Reports of robins soared as warmer weather brought their first surge northward. How's that for a welcome sign of spring?

American Robin eating at suet feederWarren Bielenberg

March 10, 2015
Change is in the air! Where are robins finding food as winter ends and spring begins?


American Robin
Wade Snyder
March 3, 2015
March is peak migration month. Know what to watch for with our robin observation checklist!
American Robin with berry in its mouth
Laura Erickson
February 24, 2015
Winter still rules. The deep cold drives hungry robins flocking to trees, shrubs, and vines where they fuel for flight and warmth on winter berries.

American robins with feathers fluffed for warmth
Gerard Prouix

February 17, 2015
Robins have hunkered down in the wintry blasts of the past week. Reports of sightings fell to just 126! How are robins coping with the cold and snow?

Wido Hoville

February 10, 2015
Journey North's citizen scientists reported winter robins in 46 states and six provinces. What are the robins eating? Observers report surprises!

American Robin in Wintertime
Anne Cook

Seeing Robins? Let Us Know! February 3, 2015
Are you seeing robins where you live? Put your sightings on our map as citizen scientists show where robins are present on their winter range. Journey North's 22nd season is about to begin!

American Robin singing
Dorothy Edgington
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