Robins are one of the most recognized birds, commonly seen foraging in lawns. This species thrives throughout North America, largely due to their acceptance of human habitats and areas. Robins, like thrashers and phoebes, prefer a wide opening to an entrance hole. A robin house should have no hole, but rather act as an open box with a roof for shelter from rain and snow. Wall or tree mounting the unit 5' to 15' high creates a convenient resting spot for the birds. Help robins and phoebes thrive by placing a robin house in your garden.