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University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

This is one of just a small number of Blue Jay sightings recorded on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Brian Starzomski tweeted:

Tom Okey wrote:

Professor Starzomski Tweeted that the Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is "super rare here." Indeed, this may be the only C. cristata individual sighted on Vancouver Island that has been recorded on iNaturalist. The two other recorded iNat sightings of a Blue Jay on Vancouver Island were also on the UVic campus within four days after the present observation, including one of a Blue Jay eating Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) acorns by Professor Starzomski on 4 November. A small number of Blue Jay sightings on Vancouver Island have been recorded on the eBird database.

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) in Cunningham Woods on the University of Victoria campus on 1 November 2019.
(c) Brian Starzomski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)

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Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

/ 1 Nov 2019

Rare on Vancouver island.

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

/ 4 Nov 2019

Eating Garry oak acorns! Continuing rare bird

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

/ 5 Nov 2019

Continuing rarity, calling a lot.

Blue jay

University of Victoria

Vancouver Island

Victoria, British Columbia