Corvids

Steller's jays metallic blue feathers are a frequent site near refuge forests/Photo Courtesy of Rollin Bannow

Gregarious, noisy and smart, the corvid family is known for its problem-solving skills and good memory.

  • American Crow

    American crows wear a coat of glossy black feathers

    Crows are often found in groups throughout the refuge. They forage on the beach, estuary mudflats, fields and road-killed animals.

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  • Common Raven

    Common ravens are large birds with a big bill and a shaggy throat/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    Ravens are generally found solo or in pairs, only occasionally in larger groups, in the refuge.

    Listen for the throaty call.

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  • Steller's Jay

    Stellers jays have a black crest and metallic blue stripes on their foreheads/Photo Courtesy of Rollin Bannow

    These jays have metallic blue feathers and a large black crest. They are noisy forest inhabitants who may also visit backyard birdfeeders, viewing areas and parking lots.

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  • Western Scrub Jay

    Western scrub jays are locally common/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    Scrub jays are expanding their range and are common locally.

    Learn more about these gray, buff and blue jays…