Robins already!

by Holly
(Niagara, Ontario)

Robin in Winter

Robin in Winter

Are the Robins back too soon?


It's February 6, 2011 and there was a large flock of perhaps 80 birds in our backyard.

Can they really survive until spring (or maybe they know something we don't!)?

I don't know, I wonder if any other readers have spotted any "early birds" this year?

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Feb 20, 2018
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2018 Robins
by: edmcl

bBantford, Ontario ..... no sightings.

Feb 19, 2018
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No Robins yet Feb 2018
by: Robert

None yet in Mississauga, Erin Mills, February 19 2018, however the winter silence has been broken by some other birds. I love that!


May 03, 2016
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No Robins
by: Anonymous

What happened to the Robins? Its May 3rd, and there's not one.

Where do you live? Maybe other people have noticed this as well.

Feb 14, 2016
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Robins in Vineland Ontario
by: Barb P

Yes, I saw a few Robins over the last few days, its -20 or so here today, let's hope they survive!

Feb 08, 2016
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Robin seen today
by: Patti M

I have a Robin in my back yard today, February 8, 2016. I wanted to post a picture but this page doesn't have a way to do that. S/he has been sitting in the trees (Breithaupt Park) all day now. It doesn't seem right somehow. I hope they will all be okay.

Feb 02, 2016
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Sighting of Robins in Etobicoke
by: Keven

February 1st 2016, and all of a sudden a flock of Robins is feeding on the left over berries on the ash tree in my back yard. Never seen them this early, must be the warm winter that has them coming up.

Jan 29, 2016
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Robins
by: James miller sarnia on

Sarnia, Ontario, on January 29 2016. Robins are back. What's going on? Too early hope they can make it.

Feb 27, 2015
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Robins in Pickering
by: Erin

I just looked out my window to see a Robin perched on my cedar tree eating the cedar fruit. He flew off to sit on my fence and stretch his wings. -20c something here today so hope he makes it until spring.
Me too! I hope he survives the next few cold days!

Dec 25, 2012
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Flinton obins
by: Brian

We saw 2 robins a week ago and we live just outside of Flinton, north of Tweed.

Dec 22, 2012
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Almost Christmas
by: Laura

It is December 22/2012 and I am looking out my window at a Robin as I type this!! My husband and I can't believe it!!

Wow! I wonder if this bird is a late-leaver, an early-arriver, or one that stayed behind because of an injury?

Feb 27, 2012
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Robins seen in Waterloo Ontario
by: Lynn Williams

My husband heard a Robin singing on Tuesday February 21st.

What a beautiful sound he said!

I saw one this morning Monday February 27th - makes it feel like spring is right around the corner :)

Feb 20, 2012
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Robin in Lindsay
by: Anonymous

We saw our first Robin of the year on February 19 2012 in Lindsay, Ontario.

It was the only one so far. Theres lots of berries and very little snow cover.

Feb 18, 2012
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First of the year!
by: Chris

Spotted a very healthy looking one in Finch, just south of Ottawa, there's lots of food available - until the next snow.

Feb 18th 2012

Feb 08, 2012
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Robins seen here too
by: Anonymous

I saw my first Robin in some wetland trails near my home in Waterdown, Ontario, 45 minutes south west of Toronto.

I keep track of sightings of migrating birds and this is the earliest ever.

Jan 19, 2012
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Robins January 13th 2012!
by: Anonymous

25 Robins in my backyard, January 13th 2012, in Queensville north of Newmarket, Ontario. I felt so sorry for them with the ground frozen.

Jan 18, 2012
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Robin
by: Anonymous

I seen a Robin today, January 18 2012 in Kitchener, so early.

Feb 22, 2011
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Where are they?
by: Lorey Blackmore

Has any one seen any Robins in the Kitchener area?

Hi Lorey - no one has reported seeing any yet, but it is still early and the Robins usually arrive in Southern Ontario at the beginning of March - the ones that have been seen in February and are very unusual.

Feb 15, 2011
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Huge flock of Robins along Lake Ontario
by: brian

My wife and I were driving along Lakeshore Road today between Port Hope and Newcastle.

We were just west of the Wesleyville Road when we sighted a huge flock of Robins along the ground by the road.

There had to be over a hundred birds there. It was interesting to see this time of year....

Feb 14, 2011
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Port Credit
by: M MacKay

We have Robins too!

We saw many about 10 days ago in the snow.

Today they are up against our home and we wonder if they are trying to keep warm.

What are they doing here?

I don't know why they are here so early this year and I wonder how they will manage to find food this early, and with this much snow on the ground. If any of our readers have ideas for feeding these Robins, who normally eat worms and such, please let us know. I was wondering if suet would be a good, high calorie food for them? What do you think?

Feb 11, 2011
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Robins before Valentines Day
by: Dave

My wife and I saw a whole flock of Robins today beside the Welland canal in St. Catharines!

Thanks for letting us inow - you're not the only ones to see Robins this past week or so - we have had four of our readers report seeing them in the Niagara / Toronto area

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