In honor of Michigan’s statehood on January 26th, this week’s bird of the week is our state bird, the American Robin. This common backyard bird is often a sign of spring in northern states like ours, plucking worms from the thawing ground. However, they’re found year-round in nearly every part of the contiguous United States. Recognizable by their rusty orange breast against grey-brown head, wings, back, and tail feathers, this is a bird that had adapted well to all sorts of environments from forests to city streets. This musical songbird was chosen by the Michigan Audubon Society as the state bird in 1931, representing one of “the best-known and best-loved birds” in Michigan. To learn more about this popular bird and hear its calls, click here. Happy birding!