PPS Celebrates Year of the Bird

Katie Haas

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Due to habitat loss and pesticide use, bird populations are in decline. By planting native wildflowers, shrubs and trees, and refraining from using toxic pesticides, you will be providing shelter and food for birds.


American Robins eat invertebrates such as earthworms and snails. They also eat a variety of fruits such as chokecherries, hawthorn, dogwood, sumac and juniper berries. You may find these birds nesting in unique places such as your gutter, light fixture or low hanging branch - they are the most common birds across the continent. The American robin is even the state bird of Connecticut!


Take a look around your community to see if you can identify the American Robin. Its lovely song and blue eggs brighten our neighborhoods welcoming us into the changing seasons.