The Nesting Cycle of American Robins

Building the Nest

  • What natural and man-made materials do robins use to build their nest?
Laying Eggs
  • Why do female robins lay only one egg each day?
Incubating the Eggs
  • How do the eggs stay evenly warm so that the babies can grow inside?
Hatching of Chicks
  • How does the chick use the egg tooth to hatch out of the shell?
Caring for Nestlings
  • How often do the nestlings need to be fed in a day?
Fledging and Flying
  • How soon after a chick hatches will it leave the nest and fly?