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Overview: The Annual Cycle of the Robin
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January: Living in Flocks
Robins in winter are found from north to south. Some robins are basking in south Texas and Florida while others are enduring the hardships of the northern winter. Many robins are somewhere in between. As long as they can find fruits or berries, some may stay close to their summer areas even in fall and winter. Because they move in search of food, robins are not as faithful to their wintering grounds as most other songbirds. Winter robins wander in flocks. They hang out in groups so they can help one another find food sources and avoid predators.

Winter robins flock to water

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