Weekly Articles by Eric Moore

The owner of Jay’s Bird Barn, publishes an article about  bringing wild birds to your backyard in The Daily Courier every Thursday.  Learn more about Eric Moore.

Archive

Below you will find an archive of all the weekly articles Eric Moore has published with The Daily Courier.

Speed birding — it’s a rush

Earlier this week, I took the Jay’s Birds Barn truck down to Mesa for service. This provided me the perfect opportunity (excuse) to make a quick visit to the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, also known as the Gilbert Water Ranch. This is the second time in less than...

Recent bird activity in the yard

Over the last several months, I have been working on creating a new bird feeding area in my yard—moving it from the back to the front yard. One downside of the change is that without stepping out of the house, I cannot see the birds in my new feeding area. Prior to...

The importance of water in winter

As the weeks pass by, and our weather continues to be unseasonably warm and dry, I can’t help but think how much we need precipitation in any form—rain or snow. On a walk in Watson Woods earlier this week, everything looked so dry. Granite Creek looks more like a dry...

Birding in the Pacific Northwest

Greetings from Renton, Washington, just south of Seattle! Gayla and I were blessed with two new beautiful granddaughters in October—one in Virginia, and one in Washington. Gayla and I flew to Seattle this past week to visit our son, Merritt, and his family for the...

Birding results from Gilbert Water Ranch

This past week I led a Jay’s Bird Barn sponsored field trip to Gilbert Water Ranch. This was our first long distance, out of area field trip. We plan to do one field trip each quarter to destinations further away to places we have not led field trips to in the past....

Recent nature sightings

This past Saturday I spent several hours doing yard work, and in the process saw bees, wasps and several species of butterflies. I also observed a single hummingbird on the feeder in both the front and back yards. I am not sure if I have two different hummingbirds or...

Eastern birds and ‘our’ western birds

Greetings from the Town of Herndon, Virginia, located in Fairfax County. For the past week, Gayla and I have been visiting our son, Jeremy, and his little family as we welcomed granddaughter number three — Virginia. Being in a new place has provided me with an...

Photo contest results

This past week we tallied the votes for our annual wild bird photo contest at all three store locations, and it was interesting to see the results. Each year our customers do the voting. They can select their top four favorite pictures — first, second and third place,...

Celebrating wild birds

On Tuesday of this week, I had a speaking engagement in Phoenix for the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs at the Valley Garden Center, located less than a mile from the State Fairgrounds. The garden center has the largest mesquite tree I have ever seen in my life! It...

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About the owner, Eric Moore

My interest in birds began when I was very young. By the time I was five years old I was fascinated with birds and watched them at feeders in my parents’ yard in Massachusetts.

At the age of 13 I joined the Tucson chapter of the National Audubon Society. When I lived in Utah I participated in the Utah County Birders Club (there was not an Audubon chapter in Provo). I have been associated with the Prescott chapter of the National Audubon Society for the past eleven years and have served on the board of directors and as the publicity chair.

I have led bird walks, been in charge of the Spring Migratory Bird Count, and I have participated in the Christmas Bird Count in Tucson, Provo, and Prescott for a time period spanning 30 years. I consider myself to be an excellent birder. Birding is more than a hobby for me–it is a passion.

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