Steller’s Jay Drawing by Lucia Harrison

Lushootseed Name:  káy’kay’  Click to Listen

Scientific Name:  Cyanocitta stelleri

Steller’s Jays live in the wooded areas of Pacific Northwest.  They are frequent visitors to backyards and gardens.  They eat insects, snails, seeds, berries, nuts, and small animals like tiny frogs and songbird nestlings.  They like to eat the Red Flowering Currant fruit.  At bird feeders, they favor peanuts and sunflower seeds.

For more information, photos, videos and sound recordings of Steller’s Jays go to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds Website:

Also visit the Audubon Society’s on-line field guide that includes information about how climate change will affect Steller’s Jays.