[CT Birds] Robins' natural habitat

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 24 21:37:34 EDT 2014

I agree with Don.  CT forests are full of breeding American Robins.  I'm sure that there were at least some forests in pre-Colonial times - that resemble the broken, open-undestory, middle-aged forests that currently cover our State.

Steve Mayo

On Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:35 PM, Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

I strongly suspect that they have always lived in the deep  woods, along 
with most of the other thrushes. I think they probably prefer wet  woods of 
mixed conifers and hardwoods, or even all conifers. Actually I suspect  any 
woods will do. Probably lakes, streams and marshes all make the surrounding  
woods more attractive.  
Take a drive through the Yale Forest in Ashford/Union if you  don't believe 
me. There are more robins there than I've ever seen anywhere  except in 
migration. I routinely under-report them on Ebird because I'm afraid  the truth 
will not be believed. Next to chickadees they may be the most numerous  
bird there. 

Don Morgan,  Coventry
mntncougar at aol.com
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