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.

Nesting behavior of wild birds can vary

Over the last few weeks I have heard a lot of baby quail stories from customers. Many folks have been seeing baby quail in their yard for several weeks now, while others, like me, have yet to see baby quail in their yard. Most people think of breeding season as a...

The early bird really does get the worm

I have heard the expression "the early bird gets the worm" my whole life. If you have ever lived anyplace where lawns are common, you have probably had the experience of seeing earthworms crawling on sidewalks and driveways after a nighttime rainstorm. Watching...

The science of bird-feeding

At a speaking engagement earlier this week, I somehow got on the subject of birdseed. This is a topic I am passionate about, as there really is a science to bird-feeding and attracting birds to your yard. Not all birdseed is the same, and not all birds eat seed....

The science of bird-feeding

At a speaking engagement earlier this week, I somehow got on the subject of birdseed. This is a topic I am passionate about, as there really is a science to bird-feeding and attracting birds to your yard. Not all birdseed is the same, and not all birds eat seed....

Array of migrating birds best viewed at Willow Lake

Spring migration is in full swing with varieties of birds coming and going on a daily basis. If someone were to ask me, "Where is the best place in Prescott to witness the ever-changing landscape of migration," I would recommend visiting Willow Lake. Reports of...

Bird adaptability to urban changes teaches a lesson

I was in Provo, Utah for a few days last week and managed to squeeze in a little bird watching. I saw a good variety of bird species during my brief trip, and I couldn't help but reflect on how bird populations are affected by the development of towns and cities. If I...

The coming and going of birds marks the change of seasons

How do you mark the seasons? The arrival or departure of migratory birds is a reliable indicator. I remember my father talking about the arrival of robins in Maine where he grew up in the 1930s. A fond memory of his was knowing that when the robins arrived, spring was...

Orioles and hummers make their return

This time of year, we field the same question over and over again here at the Bird Barn. Folks want to know whether or not it is time to put out their hummingbird feeders. The answer is a resounding, "Yes, it is time!" It is also time to put out your oriole feeders if...

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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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