End of the Migration Trail
This is our last Spring 2019 News Update. Thank you for helping us to track the spring migration of the American Robin. Keep reporting during the summer.
A Busy Past Three Weeks
The American Robin has been busy these past three weeks.
Robins continue to migrate northward, establish territory, build nests, and rear their first clutch of eggs.
Robins Continue To Arrive In Alaska
From Delta Junction, AK: Christy “Just heard a robin singing at dusk.” (04/29/2019)
From Shageluk, AK: Joyanne exclaimed, “He’s got the brightest colors against that snow on a sunny day! Welcome to Shageluk Gonondadoy!” (04/28/2019)
Innovative Nest Builders
From Lethbridge, AB: Ken “noticed a pair of Robins building a nest in a nesting platform…They would add material, then get into the nest and move around in it, almost like checking it out for fit and comfort…” (05/05/2019)
From Altura, MN: Carla spotted a Robin “using pieces of a blue tarp for strength and decor.” (05/02/2019) more…
Beautiful Blue Eggs
From Manhattan, IL: Judy observed, “The robins built the nest on the top of my wreath on the side wall of my porch….Other than being right by my door it’s a good spot…safe from predators.” (05/10/2019) more…
From Warren, MI: Pat observed, “I had noticed a robin on the ground digging for night crawlers when I saw some movement up above in a crabapple tree. It happened to be another robin feeding three babies!…” (05/08/2019)
Keep Watching and Reporting
Thanks to all our citizen scientists.You helped us track the American Robin’s journey north. Get set for a summer of robin-watching!
Please continue to report nesting and other interesting Robin behaviors to Journey North.