The American robin, Turdus migratorius, is a medium-sized bird, commonly found in Michigan and throughout the United States year-round. During the summer breeding months, it can be found in Canada, and during the winter, some robins migrate as far south as Mexico. They can be found in several different habitats including forests, cities, lawns, and parks.
Robins are some of the earliest birds to be heard at dawn, with their rich caroling songs beginning before first light. During the fall and winter, they often gather in large flocks, searching for food. Theyare primarily ground foragers, eating earthworms, insects, and berries. They breed in the spring and summer and can have two to three broods per season.
Discovery Kit: Zoology (October 25 2019) Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.
Virtual Discovery Kit: Zoology (April 2020) Zoologists and animal lovers alike can investigate unique animal specimens from habitats all around the world. Discover where these animals live, what they eat and what makes them special!