One of the Desert Southwest specialty birds that we photographed during the Birds and Bats workshop was the Arizona Jay, Aphelocoma wollweberi arizonae a subspecies of the Mexican Jay.

About Mexican Jays

Mexican Jays live in small social units with 5-25 individuals. The dominant pair breed while the rest of the band does everything else such as; nest building, feeding, and guarding the members.

The collective noun for a group of Jay’s includes a “band”, “party” and “scold.”

The Mexican Jay was formerly called the Gray-breasted Jay.

Mexican / Arizona Jay Photos

Mexican Jay taking flight photo by Jeff Wendorff

Mexican Jay, Aphelocoma wollweberi. Formerly Gray-breasted Jay

Enjoy this selection Arizona Jay images from my photography workshop.


Bird Photography Portfolio

All of my bird photography including these images are online and available for purchase or licensing. Check out all of my Mexican Jay Photos in my online gallery.

Wildlife and Nature Photography Workshops

I lead workshops that span the US and Canada, Central America, Mongolia and Africa. You can find out more about my photography workshops on my website, Wildlife Workshops.

These images are from my Birds and Bats workshop. If you’d like to learn more about that workshop, click this link: Birds, and Bats.