The Intermountain West is home to the smoky blue Pinyon Jay, a small member of the corvid family. A social species, Pinyon Jays fly, forage, and nest together. Flocks can be heard from far away as individuals communicate with loud squawks. Ranging from central Montana to southern New Mexico and from central Oregon to western South Dakota, the Pinyon Jay is closely associated with pinon-juniper woodlands. Learn more about these obligate species in this storymap!