Copyright © 2020 Travis Audubon. Colorado Bird Atlas Partnership, Denver. They’ll likely move east and then north from here and wind up back up north for nesting. Click here to find out how! You are likely seeing the American Robin. BBS data for 1980-2007, derived from 55 routes in this state, do not produce a statistically significant trend for Texas since the relative abundance for most of the state is less than one robin per 40 km (25 mi) route. The spring migratory flight depends entirely on weather, since they follow the 37-degree isotherm. In Mexico robins breed in the western and central highlands. Many migrate, while some remain as permanent residents. (Read about spring waterfowl migration) Young robins leave the nest 9-16 days after hatching and remain with their parents within150 m (500 ft) of the nest for at least 3 weeks.. During this time the female may build another nest and lay a new clutch. In Oklahoma robins are widely distributed throughout the state during the breeding season (Young 2004). The past few weeks we’ve received many calls about large numbers of reddish hued birds flying around the eastern and north eastern parts of Austin. College Station TX 77843-2258 Breeding was more scattered in the remaining parts of the High and Rolling plains and Coastal Prairies regions with only a few records from other regions. American Robins are among the most familiar birds in North America, particularly in the eastern part where they are often seen on lawns in yards and parks in spring and summer as they forage for earthworms. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Robins are not creatures of habit, so their patterns of migration are hard to follow and understand. Migrants from further north augment the breeding population to a status of common to abundan from early November to late March. Flocks of hungry robins check berry bushes frequently, monitoring the status of the fruit (Sallabanks and James. In Arizona breeding bird atlas. A popular bird, the American Robin can be been found year round, in most parts of the country. However, some stick around — and move around — in northern locations. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. They’ll likely move east and then north … Sallabanks, R. and F. C. James. 2008). It can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks for a robin to go from Texas to Minnesota, for example. The outside diameter of nests is about 16.5 cm, (6.5 in), height 7.6 cm (3 in), inside diameter 10 cm (4 in) and cup depth 6.4 cm (2.5 in; Harrison 1979, Sallabanks and James. Lockwood, M. W. and B. Freeman. American Robins breed in Texas from near sea level to about 2400 m (8000 ft) . Around the same time, migrating robins return from the South, with males arriving a few days to two weeks before females. American Robin (Turdus migratorius). Some flocks consist of 10,000+ birds. As the ground thaws in the spring, they switch to earthworms and insects. 3710 Cedar St., Box 17 Young, E. A. firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall migration never really ends, since robins wander throughout the autumn, winter, and early spring. American Robin (Turdus migratorius). Travis Audubon Society American Robin (Turdus migratorius), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). The weather has been beastly up north, so perhaps this is pushing the greater numbers of Robins to our area. Pairs normally raise 2 or even 3 broods per season (Harrison 1979, Sallabanks and James. 1995. Phone: (979) 845-5777 In these varied habitats female American Robins often place their nests in shrub and tree crotches or on horizontal limbs. In fall and winter, robins may gather by the hundreds in roaming flocks, concentrating at sources of food. The migration traffic rate indicates the number of birds per hour that fly across a one kilometer line transect on the earth’s surface oriented perpendicular to the direction of movement of the birds. Click here to join today. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel MD < http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs>.