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Eric Moore

Courier columnist

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Moore: Where are all the birds?

Rachel Carson’s landmark work ‘Silent Spring’ in 1962 brought to light the dramatic impact of pesticides on wild bird populations.

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Moore: Help save critical riparian habitat to protect endangered bird species

There are three important local conservation efforts running concurrently—the Save the Dells campaign, the Ecosa Institute’s Forever Dells campaign, and the “It’s for the Birds!” campaign.

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Moore: Winter birds in the Mid-Atlantic region

Gayla and I were in Virginia this past week to celebrate Thanksgiving with our son, Jeremy, and his beautiful family.

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Recent bird sightings at Willow and Watson Lakes

In my column last week, I wrote about an app called iBird PRO. Another electronic program I use is called eBird. This tool is not so much about identification as it is about record keeping and notification.

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Moore: Water foul foraging behavior in winter

This past week I received an interesting email from which I quote, “Hi Eric...I go for a walk every morning at sunrise.

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Moore: Let’s talk sapsucker

This past week there has been a red-naped sapsucker hanging out in my yard.

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Moore: Fall stragglers need to head south

I was hiking a segment of the Prescott Circle Trail by Willow Lake earlier this week and witnessed an American kestrel, the smallest falcon in North America, dive bombing a red-tailed hawk!

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Moore: Divers vs. Dabblers —what’s the difference?

In all the years I have lived in Prescott I don’t remember an October as cool and as wet as this year.

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Moore: Fall birding in Central Missouri

Last week I spent several days attending the Wild Bird Expo trade show in Mexico, Missouri.

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Moore: Consecutive birding days yields an interesting mix of birds

Last week I worked in Sedona for several days, and I went birding three consecutive mornings at the Sedona Wetlands Preserve. While I have been writing about fall migratory birds arriving, I hadn’t actually been out birding for a few weeks. It was fascinating to see first-hand that our fall birds are back!

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