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According to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, American Robins are indeed found in wild places like woodlands, forests, and mountains. Because worms hibernate, the winter robins feed primarily on berries, found on trees and shrubs in the woods. The Ohio Division of Wildlife lists robins as native to Ohio. Some migrators travel through but there is a ...


You don't see robins in the woods for the same reason you don't see prarie dogs there either; it's not their habitat. Notice that most of the time when you see a robin, it's hopping along the ground in some open space, or in a tree near some open space.


I've certainly seen robins in woods (I'm in Scotland) but I've also noticed how much the populations of different bird species vary with location. There might just not be that many robins in your local woodland. Edit: American robins and European robins are apparently quite different. However, my comment above is probably still valid.


I am not a robin or even a bird expert; this answer is solely from googling "Do robins mate for life?" From Journey North American Robin -- Annenberg Media http://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/RobinNotes2.html "No, robins do not mate for life. Pairs usually remain together during an entire breeding season, which can involve two or three nestings. ...

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