Inhabits forest edges, muskegs, tundra, saltwater beaches, and tidal flats (Armstrong 2008). Also, occurs in woodlands, forests, and gardens, including developed areas, riparian areas, logged areas (Sallabanks and James 1999), scrub, parks, thickets, cultivated lands, savanna, suburbs (NatureServe 2007b).
In B. C., common breeder in lower elevations in floodplains, valleys, plateaus, and lower slopes. Small numbers breed in higher elevation forests and in subalpine shrub zone near timberline where more numerous in subalpine parkland basins and cirques than on steep forested mountain slopes. Less abundant away from human influenced habitat in lowland spruce forests of the taiga and mountainous boreal forests. Breeds in a very wide variety of habitats with the most nest records in developed areas. Breeds from sea level to 2200m (Campbell et al. 1997).
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J. Smith. 1997. The Birds of British Columbia. Volume 3. Passerines: flycatchers through vireos. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver. 693 pages.
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Sallabanks, R. and F. C. James. 1999. American Robin (Turdus migratorius). In The Birds of North America, No. 462 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.: The American Ornithologists’ Union.