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Eric Moore
Courier columnist

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

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Today is Earth Day, a day dedicated to protecting and preserving our world.

By Eric Moore April 21, 2021
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Between Friday and Saturday of this past week, I packed in a lot of birding and saw well over 100 different species.

By Eric Moore April 14, 2021
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Spring migration is in full swing, and nowhere is this more evident than at our local lakes.

By Eric Moore April 7, 2021
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I categorize our customers into groups—field birders and casual, backyard birders.

By Eric Moore March 31, 2021
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Earlier this week, my wife and I went on a walk in Watson Woods.

By Eric Moore March 24, 2021
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Interestingly, our store is situated between two cemeteries. Directly behind the back of our store is the Arizona Pioneers’ Home Cemetery, and across the street from us is the Mountain View Cemetery. ...

By Eric Moore March 17, 2021
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I, for one, am hopeful for a more ‘normal’ non-COVID life in 2021, and see the return of some annual events such as the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival as a sign that things are starting to look up.

By Eric Moore March 10, 2021
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Over the years I’ve written on several occasions about the ravens that nest in our yard each year. While we live right in town, just off of Rosser Street, we are blessed to have a giant ponderosa pine tree in our yard, which is not a common tree in my neighborhood.

By Eric Moore March 3, 2021
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This past Saturday I wanted to go birding, but I kind of struggled deciding where I would go, as I was hoping to add “new” birds to my state year list.

By Eric Moore February 24, 2021
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One of the guidelines for participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count is that you can bird anywhere — you are not restricted to just counting the birds you see in your yard.

By Eric Moore February 17, 2021

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