Birding/Robins

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Is it "normal" for Robins to be in Edmonton in late December? Temperature was minus 22 Celsius.
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Answer
It is farther north than usual, but with global warming, birds have been moving both their summer and winter ranges farther north over the past 30 years, so this doesn't surprise me at all. The latest maps in fact show birds wintering almost to mid-Alberta.

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Roger Lederer

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Any and all about WILD birds - the science of ornithology. Information about birdwatching, ecology, conservation, migration, behavior, banding, rehabilitation, feeding, songs, binoculars, identification, and careers in ornithology. No questions about pet or caged birds, please.

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Have a PhD and over forty years as a professional ornithologist - research, teaching, author, speaker, webmaster of Ornithology.com . Have written thirty scientific papers, three bird field guides, a textbook in ecology four other bird books, the latest being "Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs". Have traveled to 100 countries watching birds and have spoken to hundreds of groups about birds.

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PhD in Zoology/Ornithology; Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences; former Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico

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