Founder, Arizona Field Optics
From a young age, Eric has possessed a deep love of the natural world, especially wild birds. He joined the Tucson Audubon Society when he was 13, and his passion for bird watching has deepened throughout his life.
Eric has traveled to Africa, Central and South America, and across the United States to pursue bird watching opportunities. After working for more than 20 years in the grocery industry, he decided to combine his retail experience and his love of birds to open Jay’s Bird Barn in 2003.
Jay’s is a backyard wild bird and nature gift store specializing in wild bird supplies and custom bird seed blends mixed here in Prescott. In 2016, Jay’s Bird Barn added a Hallmark Gold Crown department, and in 2017, Eric created a new company, Arizona Field Optics, which specializes in Vortex and Swarovski binoculars, spotting scopes, rifle scopes, tripods and optics accessories.
Located inside Jay’s Bird Barn
1046 Willow Creek Road, Suite #105
Prescott, AZ 86031