American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)

Conservation Status
American Robin
Photo by Gregory Gilman
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern


N5 - Secure Breeding

SNRB, SNRN - Unranked Breeding and Nonbreeding


not listed






9 to 11in length

17 wingspan




Similar Species


Residential lawns and gardens, urban parks, pastures, fragmented forests




















The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

  Class Aves (birds)  


Passeriformes (perching birds)  


Turdidae (thrushes)  


Turdus (robins)  

Subordinate Taxa


Eastern Robin (Turdus migratorius migratorius)

Mexican Robin (Turdus migratorius phillipsi)

Newfoundland Robin (Turdus migratorius nigrideus)

Northwestern Robin (Turdus migratorius caurinus)

San Lucas Robin (Turdus migratorius confinis)

Southern Robin (Turdus migratorius achrusterus)

Western Robin (Turdus migratorius propinquus)















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  American Robin (Muscicapidae: Turdus migratorius) Male Singing
Carl Barrentine

Uploaded on Apr 10, 2010

Sweet singing robin, Spring's eventide melody, not cacophony. Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (10 April 2010).

  The-American-Robin-Turdus migratorius.mpg

Uploaded on Feb 17, 2010

Video of American Robins running around my back yard, as they do most evenings, looking for dinner.

  Male American Robin early Spring

Published on Mar 31, 2013


  American Robin (Muscicapidae: Turdus migratorius) Juvenile
Carl Barrentine

Uploaded on Jul 1, 2009

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (01 July 2009). "A bird came down the walk: / He did not know I saw; / He bit an angle-worm in halves / And ate the fellow, raw." --Emily Dickinson

  American Robin in Somerset, MA - March 1, 2012
Don Gagnon

Published on Mar 29, 2012

American Robin (Turdus migratorius), Somerset, Massachusetts, Monday morning, March 1, 2012, 7:47 PM - Canon PowerShot SX130 IS MVI_45945; 46 sec.




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Location: Minnetonka

saw our first American Robin today in Minnetonka

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Location: Rochester, MN

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Location: Pennington Co.

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Avon Hills Forest SNA, North Unit

Baker Park Reserve

Banning State Park

Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park

Big Woods Heritage Forest WMA

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

Blue Devil Valley SNA

Blue Mounds State Park

Boot Lake SNA

Brownsville Bluff SNA

Buffalo River State Park

Bunker Hills Regional Park

Bur Oak WMA

Butternut Valley Prairie SNA

Camden State Park

Cannon River Turtle Preserve SNA

Cannon River Wilderness Area

Carley State Park

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Cedar Mountain SNA

Chamberlain Woods SNA

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

Cherry Grove Blind Valley SNA

Chimney Rock SNA

Chippewa Prairie

Clear Lake SNA

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Clifton E. French Regional Park

Clinton Falls Dwarf Trout Lily SNA

Crosby Farm Regional Park

Crosstown West Park

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Crystal Spring SNA

Des Moines River SNA

Dry Sand WMA

Earley Lake

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Englund Ecotone SNA

Falls Creek SNA

Felton Prairie SNA, Bicentennial Unit

Flandrau State Park

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Fort Ridgely State Park

Fort Snelling State Park

Frontenac State Park

Glacial Lakes Preserve

Glacial Lakes State Park

Glendalough State Park

Gneiss Outcrops SNA

Great River Bluffs State Park

Greenwater Lake SNA

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Hampton Woods WMA

Hardscrabble Woods / MG Tusler Sanctuary

Hastings Sand Coulee SNA

Hastings SNA

Helen Allison Savanna SNA

Holthe Prairie SNA

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Hythecker Prairie SNA

Interstate State Park

Iron Horse Prairie SNA

Iron Springs Bog SNA

John A. Latsch State Park

John Peter Hoffman Spring Brook Valley WMA

Joy Park

Kasota Prairie

Keller Regional Park

Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA, Kellogg Weaver Unit

Kensington Rune Stone Park

Kilen Woods State Park

King’s and Queen’s Bluff SNA

Lake Byllesby Regional Park

Lake Carlos State Park

Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lake Maria State Park

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Lake Shetek State Park

Lawrence Creek SNA

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Lester Lake SNA

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Maplewood State Park

Mary Schmidt Crawford Woods SNA

McCarthy Beach State Park

Miesville Ravine Park Reserve

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Mille Lacs Moraine SNA

Mille Lacs WMA

Minneopa State Park

Minnesota Valley NWR, Black Dog Unit

Minnesota Valley NWR, Chaska Unit

Minnesota Valley NWR, Long Meadow Lake Unit

Minnesota Valley NWR, Rapids Lake Unit

Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area, Lawrence Unit

Mississippi River County Park

Morton Outcrops SNA

Mound Prairie SNA

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Myre-Big Island State Park

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Ney Nature Center

North Fork Zumbro Woods SNA

Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR, Rengstorf Unit

Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR, Touch the Sky Prairie Unit

Oronoco Prairie SNA

Ottawa Bluffs

Otter Tail Prairie SNA

Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo

P.N. and G.M. Nelson Wildlife Sanctuary

Pilot Knob

Pin Oak Prairie SNA

Pine Bend Bluffs SNA

Potato Lake SNA

Prairie Creek WMA, Koester Prairie Unit

Quarry Park SNA

Rice Lake State Park

Ripley Esker SNA

River Terrace Prairie SNA

River Warren Outcrops SNA

Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve

Rockville County Park

Rushford Sand Barrens SNA

St. Croix Savanna SNA

St. Croix State Park

Sakatah Lake State Park

Sand Prairie Wildlife Management and Environmental Education Area

Savage Fen SNA

Savanna Portage State Park

Scenic State Park

Schoolcraft State Park

Seminary Fen SNA

Seven Mile Creek County Park

Seven Springs WMA

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Sibley State Park

Spring Beauty Northern Hardwoods SNA

Spring Lake Park Reserve

Spring Lake Regional Park

Springbrook Nature Center

Sunfish Lake Park

Swedes Forest SNA

Tamarack Nature Center

Thompson County Park

Tiedemann WMA

Town Hall Prairie

Townsend Woods SNA

Twin Lakes SNA

Uncas Dunes SNA

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Valley View Park

Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA

Vermillion River WMA

Westwood Hills Nature Center

Whitetail Woods Regional Park

Whitewater State Park

Wild River State Park

William O’Brien State Park

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Wood-Rill SNA

Woodbury WMA

Woodland Trails Regional Park

Zumbro Falls Woods SNA







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