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: Stream chasing after Monday’s deluge
On Monday, our store was ground zero for the severe weather event that hit Prescott. When I wasn’t standing out on the sidewalk watching the storm, I was on my computer looking at doppler radar on the Weather Underground website. The intensity of the color on the...
Birding: A whirlwind of birding activity this past weekend
This past Friday morning I led a Jay’s Bird Barn-sponsored bird walk to the south shore of Willow Lake. We had an amazing morning! It seemed as if we saw a new bird species for the day at every turn, including several interesting migratory bird species. We saw two...
Birding: Upcoming opportunities to get out in nature
This Saturday, September 24th, is National Public Lands Day. Thus, the Peregrine Fund and the Bureau of Land Management are hosting a celebration by releasing captive-bred California Condors at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. The release is scheduled for noon,...
Birding: Wild bird migration and day length go hand-in-hand
Wild bird migration is one of the greatest wonders in nature. The fact that creatures — some of them weighing mere grams — can migrate thousands of miles twice a year is a feat beyond our imagination. How do they know where to go? How do they know where to stop? How...
Birding: Mingus Mountain hike finds acorn woodpeckers and more
Several months ago, I was approached by a member of the Las Vegas Red Rock Audubon Society Chapter and asked if I would be willing to lead a guided bird walk for their group to Butterfly Springs, on Mingus Mountain. As you might imagine, I agreed. So, for the second...
Birding: Even a slow day of birding can result in a few surprises
This past week I led a Jay’s Bird Barn sponsored bird walk to Mingus Mountain. Our planned itinerary was to bird an area known as Butterfly Springs. However, when I arrived at our meeting place, I was informed that the area where we would normally park had been washed...
Birding: Signs of fall migration are already evident
I need to start this week’s column by correcting an error in my column last week. I mentioned how disappointing last year’s monsoon season was. I meant to refer to the 2020 monsoon season, not 2021. This past weekend I spent quite a bit of time in Watson Woods...
Birding: Summer rains will positively impact winter bird populations
Over the last few weeks, our abundant summer monsoon rains have turned the Arizona Central Highlands green! An amazing transformation has taken place since the monsoon rains kicked in. My wife and I were walking on the Peavine Trail just a few days ago, and I was...
Birding: Birding in southeastern Arizona and Oklahoma!
This past week was a whirlwind. Here’s a brief recap. My last day of guiding the group of birders from Las Vegas was on Wednesday. We visited the Environmental Operations Park in Sierra Vista and birded the San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area. Recent heavy...
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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