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Moore: Spring — birding at its best

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Each year I donate a guided bird walk to be auctioned off at the Highlands Center for Natural History’s “Wander the Wild” fundraiser event.

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Moore: The return of Swainson’s Hawks

Over the last week or two, I have been engaged in an exchange of emails with a customer who lives in Prescott Valley, near 89A and Viewpoint Drive.

Moore: Who’s coming, who’s going, and who’s staying

Wild bird migration during the months of April Wild bird migration during the months of April and May will have a tremendous impact on the varieties of birds you will see in your yard.  Perhaps you are already witnessing a changing of the guard in your yard and at your feeders.and May will have a tremendous impact on the varieties of birds you will see in your yard.

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Moore: Spring birding down in the valley

I was in Phoenix this past week and managed to squeeze in a few hours of birding—first along the Salt River, and later at Gilbert Water Ranch.

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Moore: Spring has sprung!

What a difference a week makes. Just last week I was in Flagstaff, and the wind was blowing so hard and the snow was falling so fast it was near-blizzard conditions.

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Moore: There’s a hoot-owl howling by my window…

Over the last few days I have been experiencing the lyrics to Michael Murphy’s hit song from the 70’s, ‘Wild Fire’, as “there’s been a hoot-owl howling by my window now, for six nights in a row.”

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Moore: Is it nesting season already?

What a difference a week makes as we compare the weather this week to just over a week ago!

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Moore: Winter survival for wild birds is all about finding food

Last week, I was in Yuma participating in a Prescott Audubon Society bird watching trip prior to the big snow storm hitting Prescott.

Moore: Tips on winter bird feeding

I have been enjoying our winter weather — what a blessing it has been to receive so much rain and snow!

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Moore: The Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend

Last week, I wrote in my column that I hadn’t seen any hummers at the feeders yet.

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