Bird Watcher's General Store
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Entering Our Store

Upon entering you'll hear the lovely bird sounds playing until this guy, owner Mike O'Connor who started Bird Watcher's General Store in 1983, starts making fun of you because you're wearing a shirt with a cat on it.

If you look to the right after entering, you will be wowed by the impressive array of binoculars, spotting scopes and accessories in our optic department.

If you look left upon entering, you'll see the jewelry counter and beyond that our massive collection of books, videos, CD's, bird song tapes, field guides for here and around the world, CD-roms, and more. People spend hours here before they even get to the rest of the store.

Many people head right for the official joke telling spot. Here, you tell us a joke, we ring a bell, and you get a FREE pencil! Folks work on their presentations all year preparing for their big opportunity. As you can see, there are a few rules. Mike has been known to wrestle people to the ground for snitching a pencil without telling a joke.

Here is some of our staff you may be telling your joke to. We will also listen politely as you go on and on with your boring squirrel stories or tell us how you're sure you saw a penguin at First Encounter Beach.