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Migration Update: April 21, 2009     
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Today's Report Includes:

A whole gallery of new robin photos awaits you! >>
The Migration: Maps, Questions, Highlights

First Seen

First Wave

First Song Heard

Most of the new sightings are coming from northern Canada and Alaska this past weekend. While the snow and ice are slowly begining to melt, the North is beginning to come alive with the first migrants and other signs of spring.

In the lower part of the robin range, robins on territory have started their nesting rituals. Sighters are reporting excitement over the first hatchlings of the season! What's happening in YOUR schoolyard?

  • Read this Past Week's Sighting Highlights >>
Today's Map Questions

Map Questions >>
Investigate: 2 Robins Stopped to Rest...

Two robins stopped to rest during migration one morning in my neighborhood. These two robins let me watch them for fifteen minutes! They hopped from branch to branch and tree to tree, but never flew.

During this time I learned so much about robins! What can YOU learn from studying the pictures I took?

  • Take a look >>
Links: More Robin Resources to Explore
  • Background: About This Migration Study >>
  • Listen and Discern: Robin Vocalization Dictionary >>
  • Investigate: Disappearing Act: Escaping Predation >>
  • Observe (Checklist): Spring Phenology of Robins >>
  • Prepare (Lesson): When Will Our Robin Habitat be Ready? >>
  • Identify: Exploring in the Field: Male or Female Robin? >>
  • Imagine: A Day in the Life of a Migrating Robin >>

What does a robin need from its habitat? Is your robin's habitat ready?

More Robin Lessons and Teaching Ideas!

The Next American Robin Migration Update Will Be Posted on April 28, 2008.

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