Drawing by Lucia Harrison

Lushootseed Name:  s√k’ʷəqiq  To listen, click here

Scientific Name:  Turdus migratorius

Pronunciation:  Tur-dus my-gra-tor-ius

Drawing by Lucia Harrison



American Robins live in woodlands, forests, fields and backyards in the Pacific Northwest.  They like to live near trees and shrubs that provide fruits.   They eat invertebrates, like worms, and fruits such as the Red Flowering Currants. They build their nests in trees, but can also build nests in gutters or on light fixtures under house eves.

For more information about and photos, videos and sound recordings of American Robins visit Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds Website https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Robin.

Visit the Audubon Society’s website:  https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/american-robin