|Steve & Regina Garr are the
owners and founders of
Birds-I-View. The Company was
founded as a mail order catalog in
1991 (in addition to the retail
store Steve opened in 1978)
and in 2003 began selling
products on the Internet.
We invite everyone to visit us
at our retail store location!
512 Ellis Blvd/ STE W
Jefferson City, MO 65101
|BIRDS-I-VIEW is committed to providing products and information
that benefit wildlife. Birds-I-View’s product line and educational
services are based on Steve’s more than 30 years of experience in
retailing Wild Bird and Nature products. Steve opened his retail store
in 1978 and Regina has been assisting him since the mid 1980s!
Steve is a Life Member of the North American Bluebird Society and Birds-I-
View is proud to be a "Corporate Member" of that organization. Steve is a
past President , former Vice-president, and a past member of the
Board of Directors of NABS.
The Garrs are also co-founders of two separate State Bluebird
Societies. Steve is the current President of the Missouri Bluebird
Society (MOBS)and Regina is the Society's secretary as well as the
Newsletter Editor. Birds-I-View is a staunch supporter of the Annual
Missouri Bluebird Conference and has been since the organization's inception
They are also proud to be on the Board of Directors of the River
Bluffs Audubon Society in Jefferson City , MO and are grateful for the
MANY good works this organization does! Each year, Birds-I-View
hosts a "DONATION DAYS" Sale in which they donate 10 % of all
their sales over a two day period to this local Audubon Chapter.
Additionally, Birds-I-View hosts a "Seed Sale" annually to allow
birders to "book" their bird seed and purchase it at considerable
savings through River Bluffs Audubon. This is the chapter's primary
fund raising source for their commendable educational and
Steve & Regina were Life Members of the Hummer/Bird Study Group and enthusiastic
supporters of that fine organization. Much of Steve experience in banding
Hummingbirds (particularly "Wintering Hummingbirds') has been in conjunction with
HBSG. Steve and Regina our both grateful to the late Bob Sargent and to Martha
Sargent for the time, friendship, and xpertise- and for sharing all of those with us over
We also HEARTILY endorse the good work and educational material provided
by Lanny Chambers. Please visit his site at : www.hummingbirds.net
We can't say enough good things about the Missouri River Bird
Observatory! We are currently participating in their "Backyard Bird
Banding" project via our Bird Garden here at our store, as well as
their state-wide "Purple Martin Project" via our two Martin colonies
here in Jefferson City, MO. Their dedication to research, education
and outreach is an enormous benefit to conservation in Missouri. We
are members of MRBO and urge you to become one as well! Visit their
website at: www.mrbo.org
It is our desire to support Wildlife Conservation and Educational
programs on as many fronts as possible. In addition to the above
projects and our own educational seminars, Birds-I-View is an
Ambassador for the Annual "Great Backyard Bird Count" sponsored
by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and hosts a "Big Sit Bird Count" each year
Of course we certainly do not do our work to attain awards or special
recognition. Still we would like to express our sincere gratitude to those
organizations who have bestowed such honors on us:
North American Bluebird Society: The "John and Nora Lane Award" for a
lifetime of outstanding contributions to Bluebird Conservation.
River Bluffs Audubon Society: for dedication and contributions to wildlife
Nashville City Parks: for volunteer and educational efforts via our Nest Box
Trail at Shelby Bottoms
Bluebirds Across Nebraska: Bluebird Conservation
Tennessee Dept of Environment and Conservation: The "Environmental
Our sincere appreciation to the other kind folks who have acknowledged our
efforts --we are genuinely grateful.
|We proudly support the efforts of the Great Smoky Mountain
Association and have been members for a long time.
We love the Great Smoky Mountains National park and urge you to
visit soon......maybe you'll see us there!
Steve and Regina Garr, Birds-I-View
|above: Steve Garr bands
hummingbird at his
hummer garden (below) in
(FYI: Please note!
Handling /possessing a
hummingbird or any native
wild bird requires a