About the Presenter
Marianne Korosy has worked for Audubon Florida since 2009 with a focus on building volunteer-based, outdoor stewardship programs for shorebirds, seabirds, and Florida Scrub-Jays in Important Bird Areas. Marianne has bachelor's and master's degrees in geology from FSU and a Ph.D. in conservation biology from the University of Central Florida.
Florida Scrub-Jay | Vince Capp
The Florida Scrub-Jay is an extremely sedentary species; most individuals don't travel more than a few miles from their birthplace. Their habitat is restricted to oak scrub, a fire dominated scrub community that is unique to well-drained sandy soils in Florida. Much of this habitat has been destroyed by conversion to agricultural uses and to housing developments. Florida Scrub-Jays breed cooperatively. (Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology)