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.

Recent Articles

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 at Date Creek Ranch

Birding at Date Creek Ranch

This past week I led a Jay’s Bird Barn-sponsored bird walk to one of my favorite birding destinations in Arizona — Date Creek Ranch. For 10 years, I led bird walks to this location as part of a NAU Road Scholar birding program. I no longer lead Road Scholar programs...

Drought creates lack of natural food sources for wild birds

Drought creates lack of natural food sources for wild birds

This past week, the hummingbirds in my yard managed to drain the feeders in less than one week’s time. I decided to not only put out an additional feeder, but to put out larger capacity feeders. I feel like I have been playing catch-up with the hummingbird feeding...

Upcoming birding and nature events

Upcoming birding and nature events

The calendar shows that it is officially spring! This means it is time to prepare for spring migration. Already I have received reports from customers of some very early sightings of migratory birds, such as rufous and black-chinned hummingbirds. A sure sign of spring...

Bird watching in Las Vegas

Bird watching in Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, bird watching may not be one of the first things that comes to mind. But several months ago, I was invited to present a program this month for the Las Vegas Red Rock Audubon Chapter, so I headed up to Vegas, tacking on an extra day in my...

Moores return to Prescott after completing birding adventure

Moores return to Prescott after completing birding adventure

Our last few days in Costa Rica involved more travel time and less birding. At this stage in the trip, it was getting harder to add new species to my trip list, but that doesn’t mean I slowed down my efforts! One day we birded at an amazing lodge and spa, El Silencio....

New habitats, new bird sightings

New habitats, new bird sightings

This is part three in a series. Leaving the central, high-elevation volcanic region of Costa Rica, we headed east over the Continental Divide and entered the Caribbean lowland habitat.  We were shivering just the day before, and now we were sweltering in the heat and...

Bucket list birding in Costa Rica

Bucket list birding in Costa Rica

The Jay’s Bird Barn/Prescott Audubon tour of Costa Rica began on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and I arrived two days earlier to do some birding on my own. For my personal list, I have seen close to 290 bird species. I have also seen and heard numbers of species that have gone...

Change of pace, change of venue

Change of pace, change of venue

Last week I wrote about my experience seeing a snowy owl in Odessa, Texas.  This week I am part of a Prescott Audubon Society and Jay’s Bird Barn birding trip to Costa Rica.  We arrived in the country yesterday, Monday, and hit the ground running.   After checking...

A cold and ‘snowy’ day in Texas

A cold and ‘snowy’ day in Texas

I usually divide our customers into two categories — those whom I affectionately refer to as ‘casual backyard birders,’ and those whom I call ‘field birders.’ Field birders are individuals who like to get out in nature and track down rare, unusual and exotic bird...

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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