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: Attending birding festivals provides an opportunity to go birding!
Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the Hummingbird Festival hosted by the International Hummingbird Society, in Sedona, Arizona. This week I have been watching hummingbirds! I am currently down in Sierra Vista, Arizona, attending the Southwest Wings...
Birding: Summer monsoon rains bring out the weeds
This week’s rains have been a welcome relief. Prior to this week, we have had less than an inch of rain at our home for the entire month of July. While the abundance of rain is sorely needed and greatly appreciated, the combination of warm summer temperatures and...
Birding: Got seed? Seed feeding tips to attract more birds
As a manufacturer of wild bird seed blends, Jay’s Bird Barn has a Commercial Feed License with the Arizona Department of Agriculture. One of the requirements of having a feed license is to submit an Annual Feed Tonnage Verification report. This past week, as I was...
Birding: I found a baby bird, what do I do?
We are currently experiencing a high call volume at the Bird Barn with questions related to baby birds. In fact, one of my employees recently asked me if I had written a column this year on the topic of what to do if one finds a baby bird out of the nest. This could...
Birding: Solutions to hummingbird feeding challenges
Feeding hummingbirds is probably one of the easiest ways to attract birds to your yard. Despite how easy it is to put out a hummingbird feeder, it is likely you will experience some challenges. Below are some solutions for challenges you may experience. Ants — There...
Birding: It’s finally summer — be on the lookout for rufous hummingbirds
Now that it is “officially” summer, you may wonder if you can expect any changes in terms of the wild bird activity in your yard. In a lot of ways, this is a very stable time of year in terms of bird movement. Spring migration is over and fall migration hasn’t kicked...
Birding: Finding rare birds using eBird email notifications
Growing up as a young birder in Tucson, I remember being included in a calling tree when a rare bird showed up in the area. The person who discovered the rare bird would call and report their sighting to the individual in charge of the calling tree. That person, as...
Birding: Birds in the garage
It has been an interesting week in terms of birds—both in my yard and in my garage! On two occasions last Saturday, I had a canyon towhee in my garage, poking around. While this might seem unusual, it is common behavior for this species. Over the years, customers have...
Birding: Bird watching at Watson Woods and Lake
Last Friday I led a Jay’s Bird Barn-sponsored bird walk to Watson Woods and Watson Lake. It was a productive morning in terms of the varieties of bird species observed — we saw more than 40 different species in less than three hours. For me, the highlight was seeing...
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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