Bird Watcher's General Store

“A Cape Cod Destination Icon For 40 Years”

Young vs. Old

Ron bought a new squirrel-proof peanut feeder from us this week and then sent this action photo of a skirmish that broke out between an adult Red-winged Blackbird and a young usurper.  Want to know who won? Rob won because he finally can feed his birds and not the squirrels. Good job Ron.

This Just In… Archives

40 Big Ones!

On May 28th, 1983, the first bird store of its kind opened in the big city of Orleans, MA. Not much has changed over the 40 years, except for some of the merchandise, most of the birdseed prices and, sadly, my hair color. Happy 40th anniversary to us, with a special...

No Empty Nest in This Economy

The other day, our employee, Alex, shot this pic in her backyard where a pair of bluebirds are nesting. While the mother is incubating their next brood of eggs, the dad is busy feeding teenagers from the first brood that stubbornly deny employment and mooch off of his...

The Eagles Have Landed….Safely

May 5, 2023 The Eagles Have Landed … Safely Their resurgence here is the real environmental success story By Mike O’Connor I think just about everyone around here is familiar with the faceoff that took place earlier this spring between a pair of bald eagles and a very...

Who’s that girl?

As many of you know, our friendly neighborhood mullet-wearing worker, Rocky, recently left us for a new job tending to dead people (as the Medical Examiner Assistant for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts). Although she will be missed, she is as dead to us as her new...

For Mature Audiences Only

Last year a pair of Osprey started building a nest on the platform behind our shop. But alas, there were never any eggs as these were young birds and not quite sure what to do next. Well, the same pair is back again this year and based on the photo I took yesterday,...

T-Shirt Entry: Scrubbing for Kids

J. Aldridge, and his long-sleeve BWGS T-shirt is seen here washing dishes for the fifth graders at Truro’s National Environmental Education Development Academy (aka N.E.E.D.). We aren’t sure if J. was posing for this photo or was caught on the Academy’s security...

T-Shirt Entry: Poaching Our Hearts

Previous years' winner, Roy, traveled a long way to capture this cool picture! In November of 2022, Roy visited the Mosi-Oa-Yunga Park in Zambia, Africa. They went to see the White Rhinos, and met this gentleman who was protecting the Rhinos from poachers 24/7!...

T-Shirt Entry: Looking for Kiwis

  Last year Alissa wore one of our shirts while she was searching for kiwis on Stewart Island, New Zealand. We never heard if she actually saw the kiwis, but either way a massive BWGS gift certificate is headed her way. Nice pic, Alissa.

New owners

We all know Cedar Pond. It’s the pond in Orleans along Rt. 6, just west of the big rotary (the pond that used to have hundreds of cormorants sitting on the power lines). For the last few years Ospreys have nested nearby, but recently these two bald squatters have...

We get a Shoutout!!

Shoutout SoCa is an online publication that features small and unique businesses from around the country. This week we were flattered to have them feature our little shop in Orleans. (See the link below.)  Thank you Shoutout SoCa. We are totally thrilled that you...

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