RDR2 Blue Jay

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Red Dead Redemption II: Blue Jay Hunting Guide

RDR2 Blue JayThe Red Dead Redemption 2 Blue Jay is a small-sized bird you must find and hunt in order to get Total Completion in the video game developed by Rockstar Studios for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Endemic to most forests in the American Heartland, the RDR2 Blue Jays have blue feathers. Because of their size though they can be hard to spot.

The Blue Jay in Red Dead Redemption II doesn’t have any variations, and because it’s a bird, a legendary specimen doesn’t exist in the game. Our hunting guide below reveals the locations where you can find Blue Jays in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Furthermore, you can see the complete list of crafting materials you can gather from a Blue Jay, and how to use them properly.


“Blue Jays can be found across the forested regions of the American Heartland. As omnivores, they eat nuts, acorns, seeds, beetles, grasshoppers, and caterpillars. A bird this size can be killed with less impact. A Bow with Small Game Arrows can successfully be used for hunting. Their feathers can be used for crafting, and their carcass can be sold to traders.”

General Information

Animal Family: Corvidae
Size: Small
Class: Birds
Scientific Name: Cyanocitta Cristata
Variations: None
Huntable: Y
Skinnable: N
Similar Birds: Cardinal, Waxwing, Crow, Oriole, Pigeon, Robin, Songbird, Sparrow, Woodpecker, Carolina Parakeet, Chicken, Duck, Loon, Parrot, Pheasant, Quail, Raven, Booby, Rooster, Gull

Blue Jay Location & Habitat

RDR2 Blue Jay Location Map

Blue Jay Hunting Spots

Recommended Hunting Weapons & Ammo

The table below features the best Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons and ammo choices for scoring perfect quality kills on Blue Jays.

Weapon Type: Ammo:
Bow  Small Game Arrow

Blue Jay Parts & Crafting Materials

Depending on the quality of your kill you can obtain the following crafting materials and parts.

These parts can be sold (see the price table below); or used at the Trapper, Fence or for Camp Upgrades.

Material: Sell Price: Kill Quality:
Perfect Blue Jay Carcass $1.00 Perfect
Good Blue Jay Carcass $0.60 Good
Poor Blue Jay Carcass $0.40 Poor
Gamey Bird Meat $0.25 Any
Blue Jay Feather $0.30 Any
Flight Feather $0.15 Any

Blue Jay Meat Cooking Recipes

With the meat you obtain from any RDR2 Blue Jay; you can cook the following recipe.

This recipe requires a cooking fire available when you set your camp.

Recipe Name: Ingredient(s): Effect:
Plain Game Bird Gamey Bird Meat x1 Slightly restores all Cores

RDR2 Blue Jay Crafting Guide

When you successfully kill a Blue Jay; you can use the parts obtained as crafting materials.

Take them to the locations listed below in order to craft unique items.

Location: Item Name: Cost: Required Materials:
Trapper  Pilgrim Accessory $11.00 Turkey Feather, Cedar Waxwing Feather x2, Blue Jay Feather x3
Arthur’s Camp Improved Arrow Free Arrow x1, Flight Feather x1
Fire Arrow Free Arrow x1, Animal Fat x1, Flight Feather x1
 Dynamite Arrow Free Dynamite x1, Arrow x1, Flight Feather x1
 Poison Arrow Free Arrow x1, Oleander Sage x1, Flight Feather x1
Small Game Arrow Free Arrow x1, Regular Shotgun Shell x1, Flight Feather x1

Hunting Tips

The small Blue Jay is not difficult to hunt as it is to see. One of the best locations to hunt Blue Jays in RDR2 is around Caliban’s Seat.

Make sure you look for small blue birds, usually in trees. Using a bow with a Small Game Arrow is essential when hunting this type of birds. Additionally, you can use Arthur’s Dead Eye in order to slow down your target.

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