The American Robin

American Robin sitting in tree

The American Robin

The American Robin is a familiar sight for almost all of us, as he is one of the signs we search for to hail the arrival of spring! Their cheery chirp, orange breast and dark coloured head and wings form a quintessential symbol for the rejuvenating season. Robins can generally be seen digging up earthworms on lawns, forest floors or in gardens. They have a very diverse habitat due to the fact that they can be found all across North America and even up into Alaska.

Robins enjoy open woodlands and are ground foragers. Their primary food source is insects and fruit. In the fall and winter months they will band together in flocks, roosting in trees and eating berries to get them through the winter. These roosts can be upwards of half a million birds. Due to pesticides, lawn chemicals and predators Robins are lucky to live a long life, although the oldest recorded robin was 13 years and 11 months old (allaboutbirds.org). 

These cheery little songbirds sang their way into this week’s spot for Pacific Landings Feathered Friend Fridays.

The Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary is one of seven Migratory Bird Sanctuaries across British Columbia and is located on the Pacific Landing site.

If you are interested in vibrant community living where over 150 bird species are your neighbors, Pacific Landing is now selling 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo’s!  Register with us now to learn more about our unique project.

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