How to Attract Blue Jay
BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.
Description: A bright and beautiful bird with an obnoxious call, the Blue Jay is commonly found in open woodlands and backyards. Blue Jays are large birds with bright blue upperparts, and white-gray underparts. They like peanuts and sunflower seeds and will visit platform feeders to get to them. In the wild they are frequently seen in Oak (Acorns are their #1 source of food), Hickory, and Beech trees. So, if you go on a Blue Jay search in the woods, these are the trees to zero in on. The Blue Jay will use birdbaths.
Dark Blue and Black Upperparts, White-Gray Underparts
Backyards (with or near trees)
Tree Nuts and Seeds
Will visit Feeders for Peanuts and Sunflower Seeds
Deciduous or Evergreen Tree (Low to Moderate Height)
Top Ways to Attract Blue Jays
Trees & Shrubs that Attract Blue Jays
American Basswood (Seeds) Beech (Nuts) Birch (Seeds) Crabapple (Fruit) Eastern Hemlock (Nesting) Eastern White Pine (Seeds, Nesting) Flowering Dogwood (Fruit) Hickory (Nuts) Oak (Acorns) Red Mulberry (Fruit) Sumac (Fruit) Wild Cherry (Fruit)