Shrikes, Jays and Crows of Columbia County, Oregon
Jays and Crows, known as “Corvids”, are among the most intelligent bird species. Some have adapted well to urban areas while others prefer the deep forest. Shrikes are from another family and are predators, killing small animals with their hooked bills.
Species seen extremely rarely in Columbia County include Blue Jay, Black-billed Magpie, and Loggerhead Shrike.