BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State

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Gray Jay

Perisoreus canadensis

Also known as "Camp Robbers" and "Whiskey Jacks," Gray Jays are commonly encountered at many popular destinations in the Cascade, Olympic, and Blue Mountains. Gray Jays are omnivorous, eating seeds, berries, insects, fungi, small rodents, eggs and nestlings of other birds, carrion, and campground handouts. With their sticky saliva, they store food in bark crevices (above the eventual snowline), and their excellent spatial memory allows them to collect their cache in winter.

  Birding Site of the Week  

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Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Puget Trough

Steigerwald borders the Columbia River in southern Washington State. This 1,000-acre refuge is a great place to see interesting birds, including the White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, and Yellow-headed Blackbird, all unusual on the west side of the Cascades. Scan the Columbia River for returning waterfowl.

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