Karen had been working in the grocery industry for 40+ years and after her kids went off to college and moved out, she was ready to make change.

She always loved to feed the birds in her own yard and was pleased when For Birds Only popped up in her town. Previous owner, Leigh, was very knowledgable and taught Karen everything she needed to know to be a successful bird watcher. Once Leigh put the business up for sale, Karen took action. With the support of her family, her background in sales and ambitious attitude, she bought the store in January, 2016.

"You betcha' it was a learning curve!" - K.L.S.(owner)

Thankfully she was able to find a small, valuable team of people to help curate her dream store. Together, her husband- Ron, seed handler- Ben and customer service artiste- Shannon, have worked as a fun, professional, helpful crew.

With Karen’s curiosity and desire to learn, she stays up to date with the latest nature trends. She loves teaching people how to have their yard as the neighborhood bird hub. Each yard presents different challenges, so be sure to ask questions to get what will work best for you! 

We are dedicated to a personal level of service and look forward to meeting you!


Our Mission

Our mission it to help make your yard or garden come to life with singing wild birds!

I learned so much about which birds eat which seeds and what kind of feeders are best based on your living situation! Definitely recommend visiting if you want to have more wildlife around!
— Dylan D Gillis, MainerMedia CEO