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.
The most recent articles can be viewed directly on The Daily Courier’s website.
Weekly Article Archive
Below you will find an archive of all the weekly articles Eric Moore has published with The Daily Courier through 2019.
Birding: I did it — 300 species in Arizona in one year!
This year, more than ever, I have done a lot of traveling and bird watching within the state of Arizona. If you’ve been reading my column lately, you know that I have been pushing hard these last few weeks to finish up the year by documenting the observation of 300...
Birding: Christmas Bird Count results for Granite Basin
Last Wednesday was the Prescott Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. For the last 20 years or so my assigned area has been Granite Basin, which is a large area geographically. The boundary for my area begins at the intersection of Iron Springs and Granite...
Birding: Winter bird feeding tips for happy, healthy birds
The winter solstice is this Saturday, Dec. 21, at 9:19 p.m. While the days have been sunny and beautiful (when you are inside looking out the window!), if you have spent any time outside, you know that the brisk wind combined with our day time temperatures has made...
Birding: Christmas is coming, the Canada goose is getting fat!
I work at the Jay’s Bird Barn store in Flagstaff every week, which provides me an opportunity to do some bird watching when I am there. As I rolled into Flagstaff Tuesday morning, it was 9 degrees. If you know me very well, you know I do NOT like to be cold. I...
Birding: A fruitful visit to the ‘Thrasher Spot’
Arizona is home to a number of thrasher species. The most commonly seen thrasher in the Prescott area is the crissal thrasher. While this species is listed in the “Birds of Prescott, Arizona” checklist as both common and abundant, most people in the Prescott area have...
Birding: Logging species in my eBird account while traveling
I didn’t have much down time between my trip to Texas two weeks ago and the trip my wife and I made to help our son, Merritt, and his family move to Oklahoma last week. We drove the moving truck from Prescott out to Oklahoma and back this past week, and it was a lot...
Birding: A whirlwind of birding in Texas
After working at the Flagstaff store last week, I drove directly to Phoenix and took a flight to Houston with two of my birding friends from Prescott. We arrived late, but that didn’t stop us from getting an early start the next morning. We were on the road by 5:30...
Birding: Paying it forward — a way to bless the lives of others
A significant event occurred in my life 55 years ago this week. On Nov. 9, 1965, when I was 6 years old, my parents took me to Tucson, Arizona, for my asthma. While my love of birds had already started in my birth state, Massachusetts, it was in the Sonoran Desert...
Birding: New folding guide highlights birds of the Central Arizona Highlands
Four years ago, in partnership with the Highlands Center for Natural History, Jay’s Bird Barn produced a local bird identification guide titled ‘Sibley’s Birds of the Arizona Central Highlands.’ We have sold thousands of this folding guide since it was first...
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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