August: Breeding Season Coming To An End

August 14, 2023 by Team Journey North

Enjoy the end of summer while preparing for the fall migration.

“Two robins out of the nest jumping around and being fed by their parents.”
Photo: Hector in West Hartford, CT (07/13/2023)

August: A Pivotal Month

August always seems to be bittersweet as it marks the end of the breeding season and the beginning of fall migration. For the American Robin, the job of breeding and raising young has almost ended. Juvenile robins are independent now — or almost. They watch how and what other birds eat as new food sources continue to ripen.

For migrating American Robins, they will soon start forming flocks with other robins, young and old. Adults will molt and their new feathers will withstand the rigors of fall migration and winter wandering.

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