Quechee

Quechee

Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata

Quechee arrived at VINS in August of 2020 as a rehabilitation patient. Although he was uninjured, he was found landing on people, and it was clear he had been imprinted on humans and did not have the skills to survive as a wild blue jay.He was likely found as a young nestling and raised illegally and incorrectly, becoming imprinted while growing up around people. Although a great ambassador for his species, Quechee is also a perfect example of one of the many reasons wild birds should only be raised by licensed rehabilitators, who can provide the care and environment for them to successfully be released back into the wild. Quechee now serves as the lead ambassador of the blue jay enclosure at VINS.

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Blue Jay, Quechee, through the VINS Ambassador Adopt Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

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Get the $50 Package for only $30!

Adopt Quechee for $30 ($50 value) and receive an Adoption Certificate, Species Fact Sheet, Color Photo, Window Cling Decal, and 1 Guest Pass.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
1 Guest Pass

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
2 Guest Passes

$250

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
2024 Calendar
2 Guest Passes

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Private Experience
4 Guest Passes