Greetings fellow bird enthusiasts! As the VP of Product and Supply at Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc., I am thrilled to share with you some information about our organization and the benefits of being a part of the Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU) franchise. Wild Birds Unlimited is a retail franchise system that specializes in bringing people […]
As you explore the realm of franchising, it’s essential to consider industries with both a strong current market and promising future potential. The bird-watching industry presents a unique and compelling opportunity. There are many reasons why this sector, exemplified by a franchise like Wild Birds Unlimited, could be an excellent fit for your business ownership […]
We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible legacy of Jim and Nancy Carpenter, founders of Wild Birds Unlimited, who have been making waves in their community. Back in 2021, Jim and Nancy purchased the Carpenter Nature Preserve, securing its future to ensure it thrives for generations to come. Yesterday, they sold the Carpenter Nature Preserve […]
Congratulations to Jeff and Amy Nepsa on the purchase of their second Wild Birds Unlimited store in Riverside, CA! Jeff and Amy also own the WBU store in Yorba Linda, CA. We are so happy that Jeff and Amy are continuing to grow with WBU and share the joy of bird feeding in their community!
Wild Birds Unlimited is proud to be a sponsor of the 4th annual Black Birders Week. The Black AF in STEM Collective aims to normalize the historically overlooked presence of Black birders, scientists, and nature enthusiasts in the field to make the natural sciences more inclusive, diverse, and welcoming to people of all walks of […]
The WBU Owl Cam is up and streaming live video for another nesting season. And guess what? Mama owl has laid an egg! Follow along with us as we witness one of nature’s most fascinating family interactions. Click here to check it out: www.wbu.com/owl-cam Featured Bird: Barred Owl Featured Product: WBU Barred Owl House
Our CDO/EVP of Franchising, Paul Pickett started making bird wreaths back in the 90s for for friends and family who loved birds and bird feeding and who were hard to buy for during the holidays. Paul has continued to make them for over 20 years and love this tradition each and every year. Since the […]
We have exciting news to share! Wild Birds Unlimited has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant thousands of trees across North America as part of our initiative to #SaveTheSongBirds. We planted in the Econfina Creek and the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, both in Florida, the Willamette National Forest of Oregon and […]
Welcome to the flock, Mary Kay Diderrich! Mary Kay has recently purchased the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Delafield, WI. This store was first opened in 20 years ago in 2002 and was previously owned by Debbi Triplett. Mary Kay said, “”Today is the first day of the rest of my life“. This Valentine’s Day […]
The 25th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place February 18 – 21. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy nature, help the birds and be a citizen-scientist. This study helps scientists better define bird ranges, populations, migration pathways and habitat needs. Wild Birds Unlimited is the founding sponsor of this joint project between […]
Wild Birds Unlimited is so pleased to announce that we have been ranked #8 in the Top Ten Franchise Systems by FranchiseHelp. We could not be more honored to be included in this prestigious list of brands.
We are so honored and excited to announce that Wild Birds Unlimited has been listed in Top 400 Franchise List based on global sales. We could not be prouder to be #204! “This is a major jump in our ranking of by Franchise Times from #247 to #204”, said Paul Pickett, CDO of Wild Birds […]
Did you know that the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Education Support Team has a top podcast IN THE WORLD?! Over the past 18 months, our very own Nature Education Support Team (NEST) has been producing a Nature Centered Podcast every two weeks. On these podcasts the NEST team talks about feeding the birds and […]
It’s always easier to be part of a business relating to something you’re passionate about or care deeply for. That’s why those who are pet lovers are drawn to business ventures dealing with animals. If you are thinking about partnering with a franchise built around a love of pets or animals, there’s good news. First, […]
We are so honored to be included in this list of the Top 15 Affordable Franchises You Can Start in Your 50s that was published by AARP magazine. Birdwatching became a more popular hobby during the pandemic as lockdowns led more people to appreciate what’s happening right outside their windows. Wild Birds Unlimited could be […]
We could not be prouder of Kindell and Josh Tolmie from Kanata, Ontario. As always, their passion, focus, drive and desire to make a difference is clear. Thanks to Angela Cote and the Canadian Franchise Association for including Kindell and Josh and Wild Birds Unlimited.
We’ve all heard the expression the early bird catches the worm…bird enthusiasts know just how true that statement is. “Birders,” as bird watchers are often called, get up with the sun because that’s when hungry birds look for breakfast after a good night’s sleep. The common sounds of birds chirping and singing, make our feathered […]
Finding the right franchise opportunity was not easy for Cathy and Pam, our West Albuquerque, NM but when they found Wild Birds Unlimited, they soared.
The Edie’s bought and moved an existing store in Cypress, TX, doubled the volume, then bought and renovated another WBU store in Houston, TX with similar results. Rich has served as the Chair of our FAC and is a member of our IT committee. They have led their local marketing group, become Certified Training Stores […]
If you’re thinking about opening a franchise, you know the choices are endless: high-profit, big-name franchises. Moderately priced franchises. Low-cost, home-based franchises. How do you know which types of franchises are right for you? We’ve got a guide to the five main types of franchise. Once you’ve narrowed down the franchise segment you’re drawn to, […]
Every business has had to rethink the way they operate in the past year-plus, no matter their size or their location. That has certainly been the case in franchising, as brands spanning across the nation had to monitor various best practices based on differing guidelines from state to state. For many brands, franchise support is […]
We are thrilled to be listed amongst the top 200 global franchise systems in the recent 2021 Entrepreneur Magazine’s list. Interested in becoming a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Store Owner? Fill out our form below and someone will be in contact with you.
Wild Birds Unlimited is pleased to be included in this article about great pet-nature store franchise opportunities, that allows people to fulfill their joy of bird feeding and fulfill their dream of owning their own business. Interested in becoming a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Store Owner? Fill out our form below and someone will be […]
Owners Barbara and Chip Whipkey and their manager Amanda Whipkey were recognized at the Wild Birds Unlimited annual Enterprise Leadership Conference for their hard work with the Highest Flying Fledgling award. Barbara and Chip also own the Lexington Park, MD store and we are so proud of all of their efforts to bring the joy […]
There are few feelings that are more exciting than embarking on a new business journey. Still, despite all the optimism of entrepreneurship, starting out on your own can be a frightening proposition. Whether it is the economic environment at the time you are planning or a lack of experience, there is a variety of reasons […]
Author, Debbie Ristimaki, shares her favorite bird feeding products and calls out the Winnipeg, MB Wild Birds Unlimited location where she picks up cranberry seed cylinders because they are a woodpeckers favorite in her yard. Click the button below to read more! Interested in becoming a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Store Owner? Fill out our […]
CARMEL, Ind. (March 29, 2021) – Wild Birds Unlimited, the original, backyard bird feeding and nature specialty franchise, is set to enter the post-pandemic future of business on a steady incline. In addition to its growth through the challenges and successes of the past year, Wild Birds Unlimited has already begun implementing strategies for further […]