This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Anchorage, Alaska , British Columbia Cut Bank, Montana West Glacier, Montana Gold Hill, Oregon Grants Pass, Oregon Lakewood, Washington Shelton, Washington Stanwood, Washington Vancouver, Washington Lander, Wyoming
On Jan 19, 2009, lauragene from Lander, WY (Zone 4a) wrote:
These beautiful jays are found in forested mountain areas around Lander, WY. I have not seen them flocking, but instead have met individual birds with a lot of moxie. They are cheeky, charming beggars in summer, flying down from the pines around Lewis Lake to land on picnic tables, hopping right up to ask for a bite of your sandwich.
On Aug 9, 2009, the1pony from (Pony) Lakewood, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
These guys can be rather obnoxious, but I still love them. With time and patience, you can get them to take peanuts from your hands. At our old house, I couldn't go outside without them flocking around me and demanding their peanut fix.
On Jan 23, 2010, mcash70 from Logan Lake, BC (Zone 3a) wrote:
I have many Steller's jays visit my yard all year round, if I'm busy and don't give them their peanuts they will come sit on the deck railing and look in my window, sometimes they will even tap on the glass with their bill to get my attention.
After nesting in the summer the parents bring the fledglings to my yard and teach them to beg for peanuts. This fall we had ten birds at one time, the most ever.
They are extremely smart, friendly beautiful birds and I just love them!
On Jan 6, 2012, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Beautiful birds. Even though I know it's incorrect, I call them blue jays. They are humerous to watch trying to get to the suet feeders. Too large to latch on and take a bite, so they end up hop-flying up for a quick grab, like a pogo stick.