When it comes to winter and celebrating the festive season, the image of red-breasted robins is something you are bound to see on cards and gift wrap up and down the country.

These tiny feathered friends love to visit our gardens during the colder months, but there are plenty of other spots you can visit to catch a glimpse of the majestic robin.

We take a look at some of the best locations for seasonal birdwatching and highlight the best places for robin spotting!

Where to find Robins

Woodland Areas

Robins love a dense wooded area to jump about in, you’ll often see them hopping from branch to branch singing their distinctive song.

Head to local nature reserves or wooded national parks to not only be in with a chance of spotting a few robins, but also enjoy a leisurely stroll amongst nature. These forest walks are a great activity during the winter as they help you and your family get out into the great outdoors during the colder months.

Grab a small bag of Kennedy dried mealworms wild bird food to take with you, to help attract robins directly to you!

Hidden in Hedgerows

Many illustrations will show a small robin nestled amongst a few holly leaves and for good reason! Robins love hedgerows as they provide the perfect shelter from the harsh weather.

These are often by the side of country lanes or pathways, meaning that longer rambles are a great way to spot robins. Keep a close eye as you walk to make sure you don’t miss any darting around!

You could even take some of our delicious sunflower hearts as a treat for the robins you do see. They are known for being very brave when it comes to taking food right out of a human’s hand, so why not give it a go?

Your Local Park

Many of you may live within walking distance of a local park, no matter how big or small. These green and public spaces are a great way to get out in winter and even better, they are completely free to visit!

Why not take the kids or grandkids, and get the little ones winter bird spotting along with you? You could create a bird spotting checklist for them or even use our fun and easy to use BirdSpotter birdwatching tool!

At Home in your Garden

You don’t even have to leave your own home if you don’t want to. By setting out the optimal wild bird food for your winter birds, the robins will come straight to you!

Make sure you’ve got everything you need to feed your wild birds in the safest and most hygienic way possible! We have a range of bird feeders to choose from, so you can start to fill up your feeders and entice the winter robin into your garden.