American Robin

Turdus migratorius

There are at least 8 Pribilof records for this widespread Alaska breeding thrush. Seven of these records fall between September 15-October 24. The eighth record apparently occurred in spring, sometime in the late 1990’s, but was not fully documented. Thrushes are extremely skittish on the island, and can be incredibly difficult to see well. This can make the identification of American Robins a tricky prospect, as the similar Eyebrowed Thrush occurs with some regularity in spring, and several other species of old world Thrushes could conceivably make their way to the Pribilofs as well. Look for the American Robin’s mostly yellow bill, uniform reddish underparts and lack of a pale supercilium (some American Robins do show this mark).