How did Songbirdget its start?
Michael, the owner, had thought about opening a wild bird store many times throughout his life. He entertained the idea after graduating college, but then after 15 years in the non-profit sector, he and his wife Rebecca, a zoo professional specializing in Rocky Mountain native species, knew it was time!
In 2013, Michael started developing his birdseed recipes, and by summer of 2014, Songbird was getting in front of the nature loving public at 5 farmer's markets a week. Then, through a unique small business partnership with Summerland Gardens, we opened our original store in 2015!
"While starting from scratch may be the hardest path to take, being able to build my own business with my own conservation values and my own approach was everything I could've dreamed for.