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Miami Tours | Florida Scrub Jay | Everglades Tours

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Florida's only endemic bird species (occurs nowhere else) can be found year-round throughout much of the peninsula at sites with well-managed oak scrub or shrub-scrub habitats.

Florida Scrub-Jays form cooperative family units and work together as a team to raise young. The family will post a sentinel, who perches from a high vantage point, to keep an eye

out for predators, while the rest of the family forages for nuts, berries and insects. The Florida Scrub-Jay is federally threatened and recent estimates indicate the current population

is approximately 8,000 individuals. Major threats are habitat destruction and fire suppression. 

 

Everglades Eco-Safari Half Day Tour 

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