• Steller's Jay

    The gregarious and noisy Steller's Jay traditionally has been the only crested jay found west of the Rocky Mountains, although in recent decades, its close relative the Blue Jay has made some inroads there. This robust species is also sometimes… Read More »

  • Researchers Turn a Concerned Eye to the Mysterious Marbled Murrelet

    Surrounded by a sea of redwood trees reaching heights of over 350 feet, it is easy to underestimate the impact one person can have on the towering ecosystem of northern California’s Redwood National and State Parks. But the increased human… Read More »

  • American Crow

    The American Crow is widespread in North America and, like the Blue Jay, is often maligned and misunderstood. In folklore, the crow is sometimes associated with witchcraft and evil, or is thought to signify misfortune and even death. One popular… Read More »

  • Acorn Woodpecker

    The eye-catching Acorn Woodpecker’s head is boldly patterned in black, white, and red, punctuated with wild-looking white eyes that give it a clownish look. It's a medium-sized bird, bigger than a Downy Woodpecker and a bit smaller than its close,… Read More »