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California Scrub-Jay

California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)

Shrikes, Vireos, & Jays Uncommon Year-Round
California Scrub-Jay

California Scrub-Jay - San Bernardino Mountains, CA
© Tom Benson

California Scrub-Jay

California Scrub-Jay - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The California Scrub-Jay is an uncommon year-round resident on campus in the CSUSB Preserve. The best location to find them is the taller, denser vegetation on the north side of Badger Hill. It is a common breeding resident in southern California.

High Count: 10, Average Count: 1-4

The California Scrub-Jay can be identified by its bright blue head, wings, and tail, gray back, white throat bordered by blue, and light gray underparts.