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The return of the robin is perhaps the most familiar sign of spring in North America's northern regions. Students can track robin migration from the southern states all the way to the Arctic where they don't arrive until May!
This study begins with a winter robin round-up, a mid-winter census conducted by students in backyards across North America. With the results, they'll make a map showing where robins are found before their migration begins. As migration reports arrive, usually in March, students can track the migration to their own backyard. When their own robin reaches the end of its migration, it will announce its arrival by singing its territorial song. Never again will northern students simply say that robins go "down south" for the winter.
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