WHAT IS A ROBIN?
Robins are very beautiful birds that
are found quite often in North America. You will
usually see Robins flying around in your backyard
in the summer time. They are fun to watch and they
have a nice singing voice, too! Robins, like most
small birds, have a difficult start in life. When
they are first born they are very vulnerable to
Because of this, most robins die in their first
year. Their biggest threats are cats, hawks, and
other predators. They also die from accidents such
as bonking into windows, car strikes, and electrocution,
infectious diseases, and poisoning. Insecticides
can be very harmful to robins. If you use lawn sprays,
be sure that they don't have insecticides as well
as the weed-killing herbicides and fertilizers.