Eric Moore

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Moore: A very birdy morning on Mingus Mountain

Ever since the Verde Valley Birding Festival almost a month ago, I have been itching to get back out birding.

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Moore: Where did the name ‘Jay’s Bird Barn’ come from?

Several years ago, at a speaking engagement, when I was explaining — yet again — the origin of the name of my business, Jay’s Bird Barn, a smart aleck in the audience asked if all of my children had bird names.

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Moore: Birding in the Little Thumb Butte area

Two weeks ago, I spent four days along the Verde River, where it runs through Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood.

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Moore: A very birdy Verde birding festival

This past week was the annual Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood.

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Moore: Cooper’s hawks prey on song birds

This past Sunday, as I was sitting out in my yard, I saw a Cooper’s hawk swoop into our bird-feeding area.

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Moore: Nesting season is underway

In hiking different segments of the Prescott Circle Trail over the last few weeks, I have had several interesting bird sightings.

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Moore: To keep birds visiting your yard, let insects thrive there

This past week I had several speaking engagements — at the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs in Phoenix, the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes) program at the Yavapai College campus in Prescott, and a Native Plant Workshop in Sedona.

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Moore: Birding at Date Creek Ranch

This past week I led a Jay’s Bird Barn-sponsored bird walk to one of my favorite birding destinations in Arizona — Date Creek Ranch.

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Moore: Drought creates lack of natural food sources for wild birds

This past week, the hummingbirds in my yard managed to drain the feeders in less than one week’s time.

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Moore: Upcoming birding and nature events

The calendar shows that it is officially spring! This means it is time to prepare for spring migration.

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