Robins are one of the most common birds in the Bay watershed, where they are found in almost every habitat. How much do you know about these birds?

1. The early bird gets the worm certainly applies to the robin, as that is the time of day it is most likely to eat worms. What is a robin most likely to eat later in the day?

A. Flies
B. Fruit
C. Grubs
D. Seeds

2. Which sense do robins use to find worms?

A. Hearing
B. Sight
C. Smell
D. Touch

3. Which of these most accurately describes the robin's song?

A. Cheerup cheerily cheerup
B. Chick a dee dee
C. Drink your tea
D. Teacher teacher teacher

4. True or false? The female robin does not sing.

5. When is a male robin most commonly observed singing?

A. While attracting a mate
B. While defending its territory
C. Just before its brood hatches
D. Right after it eats

6. Which robin parent is primarily responsible for building the nest?

7. The female robin stays on the nest at night. Where does the male often go?

A. He flies off to hunt for food.
B. He roosts with other males.
C. He stands guard on a nearby limb.
D. He patrols their territory, keeping out night predators.

8. Robins usually raise two broods a season. What percentage of robins survive their first year?

A. 10 percent
B. 25 percent
C. 50 percent
D. 75 percent

9. True or False? In the 1800s, robins were widely hunted for their meat.

10. True or False? Robins are so territorial that they have been observed battling their images in car mirrors, windows and hubcaps.


1. A Fruit
2. B Sight
3. A Cheerup Cheerily Cheerup
4. True
5. Just before the brood hatches
6. Female
7. B He roosts with other males
8. B 25 percent
9. True
10. True