Eric Moore is the owner of Jay’s Bird Barn, with two locations in northern Arizona — Prescott and Flagstaff. Eric has been an avid birder for over 50 years. If you have questions about wild birds that you would like discussed in future articles, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the last few weeks I have heard a few reports of individuals finding deceased pine siskins at their feeders.
As the owner of a backyard wild bird and nature store, I hear a lot of “bird reports” from customers, such as, “I just saw a crane out at Willow Lake!”
This year, more than ever, I have done a lot of traveling and bird watching within the state of Arizona.
Last Wednesday was the Prescott Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. For the last 20 years or so my assigned area has been Granite Basin, which is a large area geographically.
I work at the Jay’s Bird Barn store in Flagstaff every week, which provides me an opportunity to do some bird watching when I am there.
I didn’t have much down time between my trip to Texas two weeks ago and the trip my wife and I made to help our son, Merritt, and his family move to Oklahoma last week. We drove the moving truck from Prescott out to Oklahoma and back this past week, and it was a lot of sitting (2,100 miles)!
A significant event occurred in my life 55 years ago this week.
Four years ago, in partnership with the Highlands Center for Natural History, Jay’s Bird Barn produced a local bird identification guide titled ‘Sibley’s Birds of the Arizona Central Highlands.’