The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association will host an hour-long event about the piñon jay virtually on Jan. 21. 

According to a press release, the piñon jay is a highly social bird and a permanent resident of piñon-juniper woodlands and low-elevation ponderosa pine forests. 

Lecture participants will explore piñon jay habitat and learn how the habitat is changing and affecting this bird and other species over time. 

Jordan McMahon, Bureau of Land Management, wildlife biology technician, will lead the lecture and talk about the piñon jay’s use of mutualism and ways that mutualism causes synergistic habitat benefits. 

The lecture will take place from 7-8 p.m. on Jan. 21 via Zoom. Pre-registration is required and can be done at

Tickets are $3 for GARNA members and $6 for non-members. 

The lecture will be followed up with a Saturday field excursion into piñon jay habitat when it’s deemed safe to do so. 

More information at or 719-539-5106.

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