[Mnbird] where are the robins?

R. Yaeger yegrnaturenut at gmail.com
Mon May 9 15:26:37 CDT 2016

I've got robins all over our neighborhood (Rochester, MN) so no shortage
here.  That may change as a new development went in down the road and
everyone sprays their lawns.  The folks in my neighborhood spot spray only.

On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:48 AM, Roxann Snyder via Mnbird <
mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:

> Has anybody noticed the decline in the robin population?  Our neighborhood
> has always been full of robins; the past couple years their population has
> declined.  And this year, there is barely a robin in a 6 house radius from
> ours.  There were more robins just before the lawns got sprayed.  Many
> people in our neighborhood spray their lawns w/ non-organic weed killer.
>  I’m not positive, but it sure seems related.  (and it makes sense since
> robins are ground feeders.)
> Is anybody keeping data on robin populations?  I would like to become
> involved.  Can anybody direct me to someone that can help me get started.
> Roxann Snyder
> Ps I remember that there used to be robins all over, I would see robins on
> various lawns *everywhere*.
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