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.

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...

Feels like spring is right around the corner

Happy Groundhog Day! What a difference a week makes. A week ago, we were buried in snow and morning temperatures were in the teens. This week, it is as if spring has sprung. Any groundhog in its right mind would have a difficult time predicting whether we are going to...

Wild bird survival all about food

This past week I have enjoyed receiving emails from customers sharing their experiences of bird activity in their yard as a result of our snowy weather. I like to call this heightened activity a “feeding frenzy,” as that is what it looks like. And it is not just the...

To flee or to stay put – how animals see danger

Last week I was in downtown Atlanta attending the America’s Mart trade show. I go to this event every year to buy new product lines for the store, but I also try to do a little bird watching while I am there. Years ago, I discovered a great place to go bird watching...

Midwinter Bald Eagle survey results

This past Saturday, I participated in the annual midwinter Bald Eagle survey sponsored by the Prescott National Forest. A group of birders was assigned to each of the major lakes in the Prescott area – Watson, Willow, Lynx and Goldwater. I covered Goldwater Lake and...

Area lakes are filling up with recent storms

Our recent snowfall and abundant rains have produced an incredible amount of runoff. You’ve probably heard of storm chasers – well I consider myself to be a river and lake watcher—not just a bird watcher! I am fascinated by weather, and the impact weather has on our...

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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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