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.
Interior vs. coastal bird species
This past week my wife and I made a trip over to California to spend time with family. While there, I took the opportunity to go birding early each morning, and even squeezed in additional birding as time permitted. I spent time birding at Tri-City Park and along...
Birding: How you can help wild birds
Last week, a report was published in Science Magazine detailing the decline in the number of birds in North America. It is estimated that there are close to three billion fewer birds now than there were in 1970. This means that approximately 29% of the entire bird...
Specialty birds of southeastern Arizona
I had an amazing time this past week at the Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival. Their motto is “The greatest little birding and nature festival in the United States,” and I have to admit—it is a great festival! The festival is based in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
Birding: Why birds migrate
Over the last few weeks, I have written several columns on topics related to migration. However, it has occurred to me that I haven’t really addressed the subject of why birds migrate in the fall. Most people would probably assume that birds leave the northern...
Birding: ‘Tis the season for caching food
I don’t know if you witness the same behavior in your yard each year, but during the summer months I rarely see any scrub jays. However—almost as if they can read the calendar—when it gets to be September, I start seeing a lot of scrub jay activity in my yard. Jays...
The hazards of glue boards
From time to time I have used glue boards in my garage to control field mice. While glue boards are not necessarily very humane, they are highly effective at catching anything that comes in contact with the sticky surface. Earlier this week I had an interesting...
Moore: Fall migration is in full swing
It is hard to believe we are already in September, as it still feels like summer! However, the month of September will usher in a lot of changes here in the Arizona Central Highlands. Many bird species will be either leaving, arriving, or just passing through this...
Recent experiences in nature
This past Saturday, Gayla and I hiked segment four of the Prescott Circle Trail, from White Spar Road to Copper Basin Road. The trail skirts both Quartz and Wolverton Mountains south of Prescott and climbs almost 1,000 feet in elevation. Our timing was really good,...
Moore: Witnessing nature in action at the lakes
Last Thursday, I led a scheduled bird walk to the south shore of Willow Lake before moving over to Watson Lake. When I lead bird walks, I am always hoping to find a nice variety of colorful birds that will get people excited about their bird-watching experience. On...
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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