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Wild Birds Unlimited



Cash Required

$40,000- $60,000

Total Startup Investment

$146,516 - $249,956

Net Worth Required


Year Founded


Franchising Since


US/Canada Franchise Units


Franchise Owner Reviews

Reviewed by 233 franchise owners (78% of owners)

The Nature of Our Business

Wild Birds Unlimited launched in 1981 when owner Jim Carpenter decided to marry his passion for birds and nature with his knowledge of retailing. The first Wild Birds Unlimited franchise was awarded in 1983. Now, with over 310 locations throughout the US and Canada, Wild Birds Unlimited has gained a loyal following among birdwatchers and nature lovers. Wild Birds Unlimited franchise store owners are the back yard bird feeding specialists within their local community and a premiere source for quality products, as well as local nature information. Our retail product mix includes a wide variety of bird feeders, bird houses, bird food, bird baths, books, binoculars and nature-related products and gift items.

The Opportunity

Voted #1 in 2014 by Franchise Business Review in the Retail Category, Wild Birds Unlimited was the first and is now the largest franchise system of back yard bird feeding and nature appreciation stores in North America. With many locations still available, Wild Birds Unlimited is an ideal franchise choice for first time franchisees, offering a detailed system of best practices. Known for top-notch training and support, the Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Support Center boasts a team of over 40 professionals dedicated to helping franchisees meet their goals. Wild Birds Unlimited is ranked #123 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of America’s Top Global Franchises for 2013. We are also ranked on USA Today’s list of Top 50 Franchises for Military Veterans and Bond’s Top 100 Franchises for 2013.

Is Wild Birds Unlimited for ME?

Am I…

  • Interested in owning my own retail business and working for myself?
  • Excited about building that business?
  • nature enthusiast with an interest in Back Yard Bird Feeding?

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Corporate Contact Information

Wild Birds Unlimited

11711 N. College Avenue #146
Carmel, IN 46032

Franchise Contact:
Paul Pickett
Phone:  888.730.7108
Email: [email protected]