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.

Questions and answers on feeding hummingbirds

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column with a question/answer format. I received a lot of positive feedback from that column and thought I would do another article along the same lines. Question: Is it necessary to put red food coloring in my hummingbird solution? Answer:...

Change of seasons brings changes in bird behavior

As breeding season gets under way, you will begin to notice some changes in bird behavior. During winter months, it is not uncommon for many species to join together in flocks while visiting your feeders. Shorter, colder days create a situation in which wild birds are...

When you can’t bird-watch, try bird-listening

Last Saturday I led a bird walk sponsored by the Highlands Center for Natural History as part of its third annual Birding Spree. The bird walk was in the National Forest at the White Spar Campground just off Highway 89. Whenever I lead a bird walk, I like to scout out...

Birding at the Verde Valley Nature Festival

This past week was the annual Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival in Cottonwood at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The weather was cool for late April, but I have to admit it was the best weather we have enjoyed at this event in all the years I have attended. On...

Migration season provides birdwatching opportunities

Did you know that May is International Migratory Bird Month? Over the next few weeks, millions and millions of birds will be on the move as they fly from their winter range to their summer range. In the process of migrating, many of these species pass through the...

Questions and answers on spring bird activity Details

Spring is in the air, and with spring comes a barrage of phone calls. Today's column will address some commonly asked questions we field here at the bird store. Question: What is the correct recipe for making hummingbird food? Answer: The recommendation is to mix four...

Get Out and Get Into It’ at nature event this weekend

Last Saturday was one of those times when Mother Nature played a trick on us - the 2011 Birding Spree kick-off event was canceled due to snow. While the cancellation was disappointing, I am grateful for the snow that fell this past weekend. I am always of the opinion...

Look up! Birdwatching events in full flight

April is such a great time for bird watching in the central highlands of Arizona. Spring migration will be kicking into high gear by mid-month and some of North America's most beautiful migratory songbirds will begin to appear at seed, suet and nectar feeders. Each...

Many birding opportunities in Wickenburg

I was in Wickenburg last week leading a bird-watching trip for Northern Arizona University's Road Scholar program (formerly known as Elderhostel). The title for the Wickenburg program is "Cactus Wrens to Vermilion Flycatchers: Birding in the Desert." I love birding in...

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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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