Natural History: The American Robin eats earthworms, caterpillars, snails, fruit, berries, and seeds. It nests on the ground or in shrubs. It prefers moist habitats. Breeding season is from early April to late August.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in annual grasslands, all forests, lawns, and ornamental areas. It breeds within the Presidio.
Frequency: This species is abundant all year.
Identifying Characteristics: The American Robin has a red breast and gray back. It also has a yellow bill.
Did You Know?
Over 60 species of bees can be found in the Presidio. This very diverse population results from ample nesting habitats in the Presidio’s soft, sandy soils, as well as a large variety of coastal scrub plants to provide nectar and pollen.