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How Do Robins Find Earthworms?
Robins use their sense of sight to find worms, says robin expert Laura Erickson. When robins tilt their heads, they're actually using one eye to look for worms in their underground tunnels—and the other eye is focused above, so the robin can spot predators, too!

Go Worm Hunting With a Robin
Go outside and observe robins in your backyard. What worm-hunting behavior will you see? Can you find an earthworm tunnel and look down inside it? Why do robins have to tug so hard to pull a worm from the ground? Observe carefully and ask lots of questions!

Images: Elizabeth Howard