Eric Moore – Owner of Jay’s Bird Barn

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.

Ryan Crouse – Manager of Jay’s Bird Barn in Prescott

I am a longtime Northern Arizona resident and moved to Prescott from Flagstaff in 2011. I love Northern AZ because of the people, diversity, outdoor sights and activities. The amazing birds that come through this area are a huge bonus!

I graduated from Flagstaff High School in 2003 and have never left Northern AZ. I’ve lived in Flagstaff, Sedona and Prescott. Prescott certainly has the most pleasant weather in general. I have a son named Braeden who is often a companion on my birdwatching and traveling adventures! My significant other, Alyssa, almost always comes along with me as well. I started working as the Manager for Jay’s Bird Barn in 2013 and have enjoyed every minute here. The business has changed a lot in the short time I’ve been a part of it and I’m excited to watch it grow in the years to come.

Other than birdwatching, I like playing and watching sports (Go Seahawks & Dodgers!), hiking, other outdoor activities, traveling around the state and spending time with my Family and the great friends I have! Thank you so much to my coworkers and all the great customers we have at Jay’s Bird Barn.

Michele Losee – Manager of Jay’s Bird Barn in Flagstaff

I am from Sedona, Arizona but have lived all over the United States as well as Gloucestershire, UK. I am a Master Falconer and a PhD Candidate at Antioch University New England. In collaboration with AZ Game & Fish Dept., I research Golden Eagle population dynamics for the entire state of Arizona. Additionally, I hold a BS in Biology from Texas Christian University and a MS in Environmental Policy and Management.

For the past 15 years, I have been involved in raptor rehabilitation and public education with various organizations such as the Northern Arizona Audubon Society, National Zoo and the International Center for Birds of Prey. I am a member of many organizations such as Northern Arizona Audubon Society, North American Falconer’s Association, the Raptor Research Foundation, Arizona Falconer Association and the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators.

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