Birdwatcher is a niche market retail store that was opened on September
1, 1997. The store focuses exclusively on products that appeal to
wild bird enthusiasts. Bird feeders, Bird baths, gift items,
music, optics, books, bird food, clothing, wall decor, and garden
art comprise the inventory mix
With over 475
species of birds, San Diego County is home to more species than
any county in North America. The Birdwatcher Store serves
the needs of this area's wild bird enthusiasts and beginning bird-watchers
with a wide range of bird feed, specialty items and gifts.
is also an excellent source of education and information about local
birding areas, birdwatching groups and activities.
LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
The Birdwatcher Store is a replication of the Pioneer Hotel
which was located approximately where the Julian Market stands
today. On June 29, 1892 the Pioneer Hotel, Mountain View
Hotel, Turf Saloon and a restaurant were destroyed by fire.
The fire started in the night and the entire population fought
it, mostly with water drawn from wells with buckets. The Pioneer,
as with most buildings that were destroyed by the fire, was
The Birdwatcher's barn-like 2000 sq ft store was constructed
in the summer of 1997 on a vacant lot on B Street in the style
of the historic hotel. Since September 1997, The Birdwatcher
has thrived as a bustling wild bird center for birdwatching