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.

Birds flock to feeders after snowstorm

Birds flock to feeders after snowstorm

Our recent spate of winter weather had a big impact on wild bird behavior. Mild winter weather allows birds to forage for food in natural settings. The abundance of summer seeds is accessible and readily available to them. However, when we experience several...

Still waiting on my own ‘Big Year’

Still waiting on my own ‘Big Year’

Over the last several weeks, I have been asked time and again by friends and customers if I have seen the movie "The Big Year." In spite of my interest in the movie, I had to admit that I had not seen it. I read the book several years ago and enjoyed it immensely as I...

Cardinals make a surprise showing in Prescott Eric Moore

Cardinals make a surprise showing in Prescott Eric Moore

This past week I was at a customer's home in Ponderosa Park off of White Spar Road. They were out of town, so I was filling their seed feeders and looking after their place. As I went to leave, I saw a male Northern Cardinal in the yard. I was so surprised that I...

Birding in Brazil – Finding a Tin-a-who?

Birding in Brazil – Finding a Tin-a-who?

By the time you read this column I will be back in the store. Tired and bug bitten, but very happy! My time in Brazil was life changing and I hope that I never forget how incredibly blessed I am. As much as I like birding, what is most important to me is people - and...

Birding in Brazil: Jaguars in the Pantanal

Birding in Brazil: Jaguars in the Pantanal

Arriving in the Pantanal was almost a spiritual experience - seeing so much wildlife moved me. At one point, we stopped at a shrinking pool of water that was teeming with wildlife. Caimans by the hundreds, and Capybara, herons, egrets, storks, ibis, stilts and jacanas...

Birding in Brazil: The weather and the birding heat up

Birding in Brazil: The weather and the birding heat up

Our group left Itatiaia National Park on Sunday, retracing our route to where our journey began just three days earlier - the Rio de Janeiro Airport. We flew from Rio to Brazilia, changed planes and then flew into Cuiaba where we picked up a rental car and started...

Birding in Brazil – Part I: Searching for needles in haystacks

Greetings from Brazil! I am now on day six of my adventure. I left Prescott at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, and arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Sept. 1, exactly 24 hours later. As the plane was making its final approach into Rio, I was already "birding" out the...

Going on the road again – this time to Brazil!

Going on the road again – this time to Brazil!

Last week's column discussed elements of bird migration. This week I will be flying south on a big bird - Delta Airlines! I am excited to announce that, about the time you are picking up your copy of the Daily Courier from your driveway, I will be arriving in Brazil!...

The wonders of bird parenting and instinctive migration

The wonders of bird parenting and instinctive migration

This week, my wife and I experienced mixed emotions as yet another son - our last - left "the nest." In the bird world, this happens millions - perhaps even billions - of times each year. Whether human or bird, parents raises their young in anticipation that their...

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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