Blue jays have an average life span of 7 years in the wild. They spend their time in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, the edges of forested areas, suburban neighborhoods and urban parks. Blue jays are particularly drawn to large trees, as they enjoy acorns and other large nuts.
Blue jays are found east of the Rockies throughout the entire United States and into southern Canada. While some jays stay in their habitat year-round, others migrate to warmer areas. The bird is a frequent visitor to backyard feeders and is known for its aggressive behavior toward other songbirds and when in pursuit of food.