Nests and Eggs
April 19, 2017 by Rita Welch

Robins are now nesting across much of their breeding range. Females are laying and incubating eggs — babies will be hatching soon.

American Robin Migration

Females spend about 50 minutes of every hour incubating.
Incubation lasts for 12-14 days from the time the last egg is laid.

Gary Tetzlaff

Breeding Season Across North America

Robins have arrived across most of their breeding range but observers in our northernmost post at Innoko River School in Shageluk, Alaska are still waiting. Last year, their robins arrived on April 23rd.

Laying Eggs
A female robin usually lays 3-4 eggs during the first nesting of a season. She lays one egg a day until the clutch is complete. The first baby hatches about 12-14 days from the time the last egg is laid.

Egg Facts and FAQ's
At this time of year people wonder...

Q. What can I do if I find an intact egg on the ground?

Q. Should I try to raise abandoned eggs?

Q. What makes the eggs blue?

North Pole, Alaska still waiting for migrating robins.
Still Waiting
Joy Hamilton


Robin Nest and Egg FAQs
Egg Facts and FAQ's
L. Birnbaum
Explore: Robin Eggs

Look closely at the robin eggs. Color, shape, size — what do you see and wonder? After describing details and listing questions, read the article to find out more.

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Next Update April 26, 2017