Peggy Darr

Peggy Darr was the Nongame Avian Biologist for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

March, 2016

  • 1 March

    Pinyon jays & piñon pines

    Mutualistic relationship critical for pinyon jays and piñon pines. New Mexico Wildlife magazine, NMDGF

    Pinyon jays and New Mexico go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or, in this particular case, more like piñon pines and their seeds. These long-billed, sky-blue jays are found in piñon-juniper habitats throughout the west, including New Mexico. In fact, it is estimated nearly one-third of the world’s pinyon …