Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
Mon, June 01

Staff Members and Writers

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 eric@jaysbirdbarn.com.

Recent Stories
Tease photo

The property is no longer a B&B, but is still what is known as a “pay yard.” Individuals can go birding on the property for a small fee.

By Eric Moore May 27, 2020
Tease photo

Over the last month I have seen four different species of grosbeaks right here in Prescott! Not familiar with grosbeaks? The name says it all.

By Eric Moore May 20, 2020
Tease photo

Several years ago, I planted six rosebushes in our backyard as a gift to my wife for Mother’s Day — one bush for each of our children.  As I was sitting out on the back patio this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, I enjoyed watching little bushtits as they gleaned for insects on the rosebushes.

By Eric Moore May 13, 2020
Tease photo

Last week, the evening of April 30, a large flock of very large birds spent a considerable amount of time flying over Willow Lake before finally settling down for the night.

By Eric Moore May 6, 2020
Tease photo

Have you seen the movie, “The Big Year”? Whether you are a birder or not, it is a must-see.

By Eric Moore April 29, 2020
Tease photo

This week is when the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival was scheduled to take place at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. It was canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

By Eric Moore April 22, 2020
Tease photo

I have been doing some yard work this past week. In the process of pruning an over-grown scrub oak tree in my bird feeding area, I found two suet feeders down on the ground that went missing at least six months ago!

By Eric Moore April 15, 2020
Tease photo

On a recent walk on a section of the Prescott Circle Trail, adjacent to Watson Woods, I observed the ‘deception’ behavior exhibited by a killdeer.

By Eric Moore April 8, 2020
Tease photo

This past week I took some of my own advice—I went birding to find the peace and solitude that comes from spending time in nature.

By Eric Moore April 3, 2020
Tease photo

On my trip to Trinidad in January, one of the participants verbalized an observation he had made.

By Eric Moore March 25, 2020

More stories

Event Calendar
Event Calendar link
Submit Event