How Do Robins Find Worms?
How do American robins locate worms to feed to their young?
—Jack Weber, Perryville, Missouri
George: Contrary to popular belief, American robins don't hear the worms, they see them. Many people believe robins cock their heads to listen for worms. Instead, they do this because a robin's eyes are on the sides of its head. The bird has to tilt its head to see the worms. Once it finds enough worms for the fledglings, it returns to the nest.