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.

From the sound of it, birds are on the move

From the sound of it, birds are on the move

I do a lot of birding by ear, whether at home or out in the field. Over the years I have learned to recognize bird songs, and I can identify most of the birds that occur in this part of Arizona just by hearing them. This ability causes a lot of people to marvel, while...

Identify birds with new online guide

Every day customers ask us here at the bird store for help in identifying birds they are seeing in their yards. On most occasions, based on the description they give us, we can easily tell them what they saw. More importantly, though, we can teach the individual some...

Hummingbirds are now passing through Prescott

Hummingbirds are now passing through Prescott

"Fall" migration is already underway even though it is only July! It was several weeks ago that Rufous hummingbirds started showing up throughout the Central Highlands of Arizona. If you are not seeing them in your yard, a good place to observe them is at the feeders...

Bird numbers are on the rise

Bird numbers are on the rise

The hobby of backyard bird-feeding is so interesting - and so are the people who feed the birds. This past week has been almost entertaining here at the store. If I have heard the expression "the birds are eating us out of house and home" once, I have heard it a...

Holiday trip to Utah yields American dipper sighting

Holiday trip to Utah yields American dipper sighting

My family celebrated the Fourth of July holiday in Utah. On the Fourth, we drove up American Fork Canyon in the Uinta National Forest. The snowpack in the mountains this year is amazing, and the snowmelt has created raging torrents of waters crashing down the rocky...

What to do when you find a baby bird

What to do when you find a baby bird

In the May-June 2011 edition of the Arizona Wildlife Views magazine published by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, there is an excellent article titled "Giving Back to Wildlife." I particularly appreciated the information in the sidebar titled "Leave Baby Wildlife...

Hummingbird Festival this weekend in Flagstaff

Hummingbird Festival this weekend in Flagstaff

Concerned customers ask me every spring whether hummingbird numbers are down this year compared to last year. I personally feel that this year's hummingbird numbers are pretty much right where one would expect them to be for this time of year. Remember, the peak...

Tour guide organizing birdwatching trip to Brazil

Tour guide organizing birdwatching trip to Brazil

When we celebrated Jay's Bird Barn's seven-year anniversary this past October, we invited Rick Taylor to do a book signing for his recently published book on Arizona birds. Rick lives in Tucson and owns and operates a birding tour company called Borderland Tours. He...

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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