How did Songbird really get 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, and 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, he approached another local bird store owner to inquire if they were looking to sell and retire. However, after only a handful of days of working together during contract negotiations, Michael walked away after witnessing too many ethical issues and dishonest business practices.
"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.