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.

Identifying LBB’s and LBG’s can be challenging

Many casual backyard birders have pet names for the birds they see in their yard such as an LBB for a “little brown bird” and an LGB for a “little gray bird.” There are certainly a lot of birds that fit into the brown and gray category, making identification difficult...

What do you call a group of hummingbirds?

Earlier this week I was at a home in Forest Trails early in the morning, and the bird activity in the yard was amazing! I was out on the deck watching many different bird species taking full advantage of everything being offered-black oil sunflower seed, nyjer, suet...

Birding at Goldwater Lake

This past week I led a Jay’s Bird Barn-sponsored bird walk to Goldwater Lake. As we assembled in the lake parking lot, it was very quiet in the forest, and I was concerned that we might not see very many birds. Well, I didn’t need to worry. As the morning progressed,...

Swap out your hummingbird feeders with suet feeders

This time of year we field the same question over and over again each day. “When should I take down my hummingbird feeders?” Personally, I usually take my last feeder down by Halloween. While hummingbird numbers have dropped significantly, there are still plenty of...

Bird watching at Willow, Watson Lakes is very productive

This past week I have spent time birding out by the airport, at Willow Lake, in Watson Woods, and twice at Watson Lake. The variety of birds I have seen has been fantastic—from wood ducks to common yellowthroats and flocks of yellow-headed blackbirds. About three...

What’s in a name?

The scientific process of how birds are named is a fascinating subject.  As technology has improved, so have efforts to determine whether a species with more than one race is truly one species, or perhaps several different species.  Over the years there has been a...

New bird guide specific to the Arizona Central Highlands

Since opening Jay’s Bird Barn in 2003, there is one question I have been asked more than any other, “Is there a bird book just for this area?” In the past, the answer to this question has been ‘no’. Over the years we have recommended Stan Tekiela’s book, Birds of...

What do you call a group of hummingbirds?

Earlier this week I was at a home in Forest Trails early in the morning, and the bird activity in the yard was amazing! I was out on the deck watching many different bird species taking full advantage of everything being offered-black oil sunflower seed, nyjer, suet...

Recent rare bird sightings abound in the Prescott area

Spring migration has been nothing short of phenomenal this year. The variety and the quantity of migratory birds have truly been amazing over the last few weeks. Unfortunately, most of the migratory birds we have been enjoying so much are moving either further north...

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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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