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 in the Pacific Northwest
Greetings from Renton, Washington, just south of Seattle! Gayla and I were blessed with two new beautiful granddaughters in October—one in Virginia, and one in Washington. Gayla and I flew to Seattle this past week to visit our son, Merritt, and his family for the...
Birding results from Gilbert Water Ranch
This past week I led a Jay’s Bird Barn sponsored field trip to Gilbert Water Ranch. This was our first long distance, out of area field trip. We plan to do one field trip each quarter to destinations further away to places we have not led field trips to in the past....
Recent nature sightings
This past Saturday I spent several hours doing yard work, and in the process saw bees, wasps and several species of butterflies. I also observed a single hummingbird on the feeder in both the front and back yards. I am not sure if I have two different hummingbirds or...
Eastern birds and ‘our’ western birds
Greetings from the Town of Herndon, Virginia, located in Fairfax County. For the past week, Gayla and I have been visiting our son, Jeremy, and his little family as we welcomed granddaughter number three — Virginia. Being in a new place has provided me with an...
Photo contest results
This past week we tallied the votes for our annual wild bird photo contest at all three store locations, and it was interesting to see the results. Each year our customers do the voting. They can select their top four favorite pictures — first, second and third place,...
Celebrating wild birds
On Tuesday of this week, I had a speaking engagement in Phoenix for the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs at the Valley Garden Center, located less than a mile from the State Fairgrounds. The garden center has the largest mesquite tree I have ever seen in my life! It...
Rare visitor shows up in Flagstaff
Early Monday morning as I was driving to Flagstaff for work, I received a phone call making me aware of a rare bird sighting at Frances Short Pond in Flagstaff. A Louisiana waterthrush had been seen there just the day before. This was a species I had never seen in...
Light jacket weather means more food for the birds
Weather-wise, I think October is my favorite month of the year. Daytime temperatures are nearly perfect and nighttime temperatures are still pleasant. As the days continue to get shorter, our early morning temperatures are a bit cool for this desert rat, so I have...
Industrious birds build nest in unusual location
We live in a day and age where there is a lot of pessimism, and a lot of bad news. Whether watching the news or surfing the internet, we are constantly bombarded with terrible news — whether it is a horrific mass shooting, or athletes choosing not to respect the...
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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