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  • FINAL American Robin Migration Update: May 16, 2000
    Robins have almost reached the end of the road! Many robins are already hatching the next generation. See what goes "down the hatch" to feed babies that grow to the size of their parents in just two weeks. Next time you hear splashing in the yard, look for a robin having a bath. Robins like to bathe twice a day! What can you watch for with summertime robins?
  • American Robin Migration Update: May 2, 2000
    The robins have reached the end of the road! It won't be long before they're singing in the lst Northern Observation posts. How do robin attitudes change with latitude? Check out the results of the Early Bird Contest. Robins are predators as well as prey, and you'll read why there may even be some truth to an old Mother Goose nursery rhyme.
  • American Robin Migration Update: April 18, 2000
    Robins are arriving everywhere in the northern states and parts of Canada, but NOT in Anchorage! They'll be there sooooooon, says Mike Sterling. Robin eggs must be incubated for 12-14 days to develop normally. Who's doing all the work? Sort the chores of robin males and females, then decide which you'd rather be. Why can we thank Rachel Carson for the bird songs we hear this spring?
  • American Robin Migration Update: April 4, 2000
    Spring is spreading as robins flood into Canada and points north. If your robins are back, watch out for flying balls of litter! Our inside scoop about nest building tells you what that means. We even tell you how to assume the identity and play the role of a nest-building robin with step-by-step instructions! How many offspring can a pair of adult robins potentially produce if they survive 10 years?
  • American Robin Migration Update: March 21, 2000
    If your robins are singing or calling, do you know what the sounds mean? We challenge you to learn the five vocalizations and play Name That Tune! In which few of Journey North's 16 Northern Observation posts are people still waiting for robins? Last week we were "Waiting for Buddy!". Now he's back!
  • American Robin Migration Update: March 14, 2000
    Waves of robins, singing robins--sightings are flocking in! How far north are robins this week? How do migrating robins spend their days? Do migrating robins fly by day or by night? What's their speed? Where was your robin yesterday?
  • American Robin Migration Update: March 7, 2000
    Where are the robins this week? Meet students from Sand Lake Elementary in Anchorage and get ready to enter JN's Early Bird Contest! How big is a robin's territory? Why is a good territory important? Can you tell where YOUR robin's territory is? What's the proof that robins hunt for worms by sight, not sound?
  • American Robin Migration Update: February 29, 2000
    Reports of "first" robins and "waves" of migrating robins are flying in. Can we see a migration pattern yet? Where have people already welcomed back their hometown robins? How can a robin's feeding behaviors help you tell the season? What's on the menu for robins?
  • American Robin Migration Update: February 15, 2000
    Where are robins found in February? The results of the Winter Robin Round-Up are in! What typical robin behavior do people observe in February that would NOT be seen during the breeding season? Reports from southern regions show robins are clearly staging for migration. Where might the restless robins in Alabama and Geogia be heading this spring?
  • Announcing the 7th Annual Winter Robin Round-Up
    Where do robins spend the winter, anyway? Let's find out! Before the spring migration begins this year, we'd like to know if you have robins over-wintering in your town. Go outside and look for robins. Ask your neighbors if they have seen robins. Contact your friends and relatives in other parts of North America. Ask everybody you know to help you look for robins! Report your sightings by February 15, 2000.

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