I've had some customers tell me they already have some American Robins calling for mates in their yards. Robins have always been a welcome and reassuring neighbor announcing spring. The American Robin was named by early British colonists after the friendly European Robin they left behind.
1. Water - A clean bath full of fresh water is a good way to draw robins to the yard. Water is a powerful attraction and will increase the number and variety of birds visiting your yard.
2. Food - You can feed robins chopped apples, suet,
mealworms, or nuts on a tray feeder. I like to put out a Wild Birds Unlimited Cranberry Fare seed
block that is full of pecans and fruit when the robins visit.
3. Landscape - For roosting and nesting, robins like evergreens and they like to eat a variety of fruits and nuts in the winter. Some fruit and nut trees are
pecans, walnuts, acorns, apples, cherries, and dogwood fruit from trees and the
berries of blackberries, blueberries, greenbrier,
honeysuckle, juneberries, juniper, madrone, mountain ash, mulberry, pokeberry,
pyracantha, raspberry, sassafras, serviceberry, spiceberry, sumac, viburnum,
4. Nesting material - The American Robins choose their Michigan nesting territories in March and they are excited to start nesting. That means they need a lot of Nesting Material like grasses and mud to build the perfect nest. The nest is usually located 5 to 15 feet above ground in a dense bush or
evergreen, in the crotch of a tree, or on window ledges or other human
shelves. Wild Birds Unlimited East Lansing, MI also has nesting platforms. Mount the shelf on a building in a sheltered site, under the eaves or soffits, or over a light fixture.
5. Chemical free lawn - In the spring the robins' diet changes from mostly fruit, nuts
and berries to insects and worms. According to the (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center,
many birds die each year from landscape pesticides, when they eat pesticide
granules or eat poisoned insects. To reduce or eliminate your use of chemical
fertilizers and pesticides use disease- and pest-resistant plants, cultivate
native plant species, and reduce the lawn area. If you manage your yard
naturally, you can increase
Watch the video of a man that helps a baby robin dig for worms: https://youtu.be/yyFjRXHJa6I
Why are the Robins Attracted to Water? http://bit.ly/qP9aTs
Fledgling Robins Find Their Way http://bit.ly/pqrhSL
Fun Facts About The American Robin http://bit.ly/n9CSni
Bird of the Week: American Robin http://bit.ly/pnUKqk
Why robins are called Robin http://why-robins-are-called-robin.html