Entered onto the endangered list as a threatened species in 1987, the Florida Scrub Jay populations have dramatically decreased in numbers over the last few years. Encroachment on their natural habitat and their unique breeding and survival habits could lead to the extinction of this magnificent bird that is endemic to Florida. Fortunately, researchers have been keeping a close eye on these birds for more than thirty-five years and have come up with a solution to ensure that the Florida Scrub Jay will continue to frequent the landscapes of Florida and hopefully increase their numbers.
The Scrub Jay Festival 2010, will take place on 20 February, and is an initiative that is hosted by the Lyonia Environmental Center to raise awareness for the plight of the Scrub Jay. It is a bird that is only found in Florida, and nests in habitats where scrub is in abundance. They are currently [...]
Bird Species F-J Florida Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) Gadwall (Anas strepera) Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Gray Hawk (Asturina nitida) Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus rubber) Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) Herald Petrel (Pterodroma arminjoniana) Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) House [...]
The Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) is 10 to 12 inches long and weighs only two and half ounces. It is the size of a mockingbird and it is a blue and grey colored bird. The back and the belly of the scrub-jay is a pale grey in contrast to the pale blue found on the [...]