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.

Wrapping up Wickenburg

After writing last week’s column, I had three more days of birding left in the Wickenburg area, resulting in a variety of additional bird observations — some of which we did not see the previous week. At our hotel, we watched a merlin (a small falcon) flying directly...

Week two in Wickenburg

In last week’s column I wrote about the first two days of last week’s Road Scholar birding program that I am leading for Northern Arizona University. By the time the program ended on Friday our bird list included over 100 different bird species. Probably one of the...

Birding in the Wickenburg area

Time flies when you are having fun bird watching! This week marks my 10th consecutive year working as a bird guide for Northern Arizona University’s Road Scholar program. Each year I am a Field Coordinator for the “Birding in the Sonoran Desert: Cactus Wrens to...

Yard bird activity

For most people, there are reoccurring events in nature that serve as symbols for the arrival of spring. Some examples are longer days, warmer temperatures, daffodils, forsythia and certainly allergies! For nature lovers, the early morning song of a particular bird...

Preparations for spring bird activity

The calendar shows that spring is still more than a week away, but I know I’m feeling it, and the birds are feeling it too. Courtship, mating, and nest building is already underway for some of our local bird species. During the last week of February, I witnessed a...

Birds of the West Indies

Last week I wrote about some of my bird watching experiences while in Florida. My wife and I, along with her siblings and their spouses, did a western Caribbean cruise on Princess Cruise Lines out of Fort Lauderdale. Our last cruise was 23 years ago — courtesy of...

Lots to see on a quick birding trip to Florida

A few weeks ago I shared a bucket list idea of visiting all 50 states and seeing the state bird in each state. While I see roadrunners from time to time here in Prescott, according to the rules I have made for myself, I can’t count as having seen the state bird of New...

Birding bucket list

In our culture we hear a lot about having a bucket list — a list of things you would like to do or accomplish before you kick the bucket. Over the years, my passion for birding has allowed me to visit Africa, South America, Central America and most states in the U.S....

Wild birds find food in unlikely locations

Over the last few weeks, I have noticed a sharp increase in lesser goldfinch activity at my nyjer feeder. The feeder has been out all winter long, but I wasn’t really getting any action even though there were finches in my yard. I recently filled the feeder with a new...

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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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