Scrub Jay: that’s not a blue jay

“Oh look, a Blue Jay!” If you made that exclamation in the South Bay, then it’s not a Blue Jay…it’s a Scrub Jay, more specifically the Western Scrub Jay or Aphelocoma californica. Blue Jays and Scrub Jays are members of the family Corvidae, the scientific name for the closely related group of birds that includes… [read more]