A beautiful member of the Corvid family. Yellow-billed Magpies are only found in California’s Central Valley and Coastal ranges. They are so beautiful. They also took a big hit between 2004 to 2006 from West Nile Virus. However, there is some evidence that they are rebounding from that. They were named Audubon California’s Bird of the Year for 2009. I wonder what their acceptance speech was like!