American Robin
Tracks and Signs

Turdus migratorius


Robin Tracks

Click here to hear a robin sing. (18K WAV)


The robin is a bird that is commonly associated with the arrival of spring. Large flocks of them winter in the northern states. These large groups can contain thousands of birds.

Robins inhabit open woodlands, agricultural lands, gardens and parks. They are found from Guatemala to Alaska.

Robins build nests out of mud and grass. They form a cup with the mud and line it with grass. Nests are built in trees, on ledges, or on windowsills. They can have two broods each season. Robins have a high mortality rate, with 80% of them dying each year.

                      track with bulbous hallux

Perfect robin track in mud. Look closely at the hallux (toe number 1, which faces backward in the track). You will notice that the tip of the hallux is more plump than the rest of that toe. This is an identifying characteristic of robin tracks. This is the left foot.

                    robin track
Perfect robin track showing the characteristic bulbous tip to the hallux.
robin and gray fox tracks
Robin track above and gray fox tracks below.
                    robin scat
Robin scat in short vegetation
Freshly deposited robin scat
Robin scat
robin looks for prey
Robin looking for prey
robin pulling worm
Robin pulling a worm out of the ground
American robin
This robin seems to be posing for the camera. "Is this my best side?"
Pretty robin
Robin pauses
A robin pausing to look around
alert robin
Robin pausing while hunting food
hunting robin

Robins watch the ground like this, and listen. Then, they strike and sometimes catch something.

                    pretty robin
Robin on a sunny day

Find robin and other bird posters, greeting cards, t-shirts, hats, and more in my new store.

Visit Beartracker's Nature Store at:  Happy tracking!!

What else can you find in the nature store? Beartracker's T-shirts, sweatshirts, journals, book bags, toddler and infant apparel, mouse pads, posters, postcards, coffee mugs, travel mugs, clocks, Frisbees, bumper stickers, hats, stickers, and many more items. All with tracks or paw  prints, or nature scenes. Custom products are available. If you don't see the track you want on the product you want, email me and I can probably create it. Proceeds from all sales go to pay the monthly fees for this web site. You can help support this site as well as get great tracking products! Thank you!


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Also visit these fine stores for more products of interest:

NDN Pride shop - For Indian Pride items for all tribes. Custom items available on request.

ASL Signs of Love - For anyone who uses or is learning ASL, American Sign Language. Custom name items and more are available here.

Get Every Child Outdoors (Get E.C.O.) - My shop dedicated to nature and getting kids interested in nature and the outdoors.

Sales from all stores give commissions to Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den, which helps keep this site online as a free service. We are celebrating ten years online this year!


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