illustration of a robin on a branch
Michigan approved stamp art

Illustrators: Arthur and Alan Singer

The Robin, one of the most common migratory birds in North America, was chosen as the Michigan state bird in 1931. The Robin is also the state bird of Connecticut and Wisconsin. The Robin prefers to eat earthworms and insects, such as termites and grubs, and is attracted to gardens with fruiting trees and plants, such as crabapples, bayberries, and cherries.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection