Robins

ATTRACTING THE AMERICAN ROBIN!
Compliments of Wild Birds Forever

The American robin is one of the most familiar and welcome visitors to our backyards and is often a sure sign of spring! Watching a plump red breasted robin scurry about and pluck worms from your lawn is a delight indeed!

Range and Habitat

The robin is a common sight in lawns from the Atlantic to the Pacific. They prefer woodland edges and open ground on which to forage for food, and some woods or at least a few scattered trees and shrubs for nesting and roosting. Gardens, particularly those with open lawns adjacent to woodlands, groves and small trees and shrubs are ideal. In the winter, berry bushes are particularly attractive to them.

How to Attract Robins to Your Backyard!

  1. Robins are most often seen foraging in lawns for earthworms. They also eat many insects including caterpillars, termites, grasshoppers and beetle grubs. Set aside a damp or grassy area for them and suspend your use of pesticides. A brush pile or piles of leaves will also invite worms and other delicacies for them to forage for!
  2. Over 60 percent of the robin’s diet in summer, fall and winter is composed of fleshy fruits and berries like bayberry, elderberry, grape, pyracantha, crabapples or hollies. Plant one of these favorite berry bushes and keep them coming back!
  3. Just add Water ! Robins get thirsty eating all those worms and bugs! Robins love a birdbath and are fun to watch as they drink and bathe, often displacing lots of water in the process!
  4. Robins will breed from April to July. Robins construct a cup nest, which the female lines with mud by smearing it on the inner bowl with her breast. If you can, provide a mud puddle for them during the mating season. Take an old trash can lid and fill it up with water and dirt. Who knows you might even have fun yourself!
  5. Robins will make their nests in the fork of a tree or shrub, from near the ground to as high as 50 feet. Robins are not shy about nesting near humans. They will take advantage of windowsills, downspouts, doors and lights. They will really appreciate special robin nesting shelves which provide firm support and overhead protection from the rain.
  6. Robins also love plumped raisins, apples, grapes, currants and suet offered in a platform feeder or suet feeder. They also love apple halves offered on a fruit feeder.

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