The Wild Bird Habitat Store opened on October 1st, 1993 in Lincoln, Nebraska . The vision statement of Wild Bird Habitat at that time is the same vision we embrace today...
"The Wild Bird Habitat Store is committed to providing quality products, service, and information to create a rewarding and educational backyard bird feeding experience that will last a lifetime. WBH believes that when people successfully attract birds to their backyards, it will generate an awareness for birds and other wildlife that goes beyond the limits of their backyard, state lines, and national borders. WBH's primary interest is the conservation of birds and bird habitats both now and for future generations. We will strive to accomplish this by offering a variety of quality backyard wildlife products at competitive prices, guaranteed service after the sale, and encourage young and old alike to better understand and enjoy the natural community we are all a part of.
In 1994 The Wild Bird Habitat Store became a family business with the inclusion of 4 other family members, expanding to a second retail location. The Wild Bird Habitat Stores of Lincoln, NE became synonymous with backyard bird feeding and actively participates in a number of environmental and conservation organizations on the local, state, and national level. WBH is Nebraska ’s ambassador for Cornell Bird Lab’s “Great Backyard Bird Count”, and supports other citizen scientist programs offered by both Cornell and Audubon. Dave Titterington, founder of Wild Bird Habitat, is the publicity chair for Bluebirds Across Nebraska, one of the most successful bluebird recovery programs in North America , and chairman of the Nebraska Birding Trails Project. In 2005 Dave was awarded the Journal Star, Howard Weigers Outstanding Wildlife Conservation Award. Dave, and his wife Linda, are both active on the birding trails project and Nebraska’s birding initiative program, the Nebraska Bird Partnership where Dave is an At-Large Steering Committee member representing the business community. Apart from supporting and participating in a number of other conservation groups, Dave is a Teacher/Naturalist at the Pioneers Park Nature Center in Lincoln, NE, , where he helps to educate children and adults on a variety of nature topics. Dave was the 2002 recipient of the Edna M. Shields award "Sharing Nature With Children" and in 2011 received the Lyman's Award from National Audubon's Wachiska Chapter of Nebraska.
The Wild Bird Habitat Store's "First Twenty Years"