Over 30 Years of Success

Two words describe George Petrides, Sr: Vision and Passion. In 1985, George followed his dream and opened the first Wild Bird Center store in Cabin John, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C. George’s vision was to serve the wild bird hobbyist with quality products and expert advice in an atmosphere where customers are treated with warmth and respect; a place where everybody knows your name.


From its humble beginnings, Wild Bird Centers has grown into a nationally recognized brand and a successful chain of stores offering a complete line of quality products designed to deliver a better backyard bird feeding experience to our customers. On-going research and development assure our franchisees and their customers will continue to enjoy color, sound and fun in their backyards.


The Petrides family continues to run the company, with George Petrides, Jr. as CEO. George Sr. continues to promote his vision everyday to drive the business forward.

“I looked forward every morning to going to work,” relates George, and that passion continues today. Explore your opportunity to wake up every morning and look forward to going to work!