About Us

Hi, We're Bob and Louise, the Creators of Gilligallou Bird Inc.!  Our goal is to help you share in our love of birding. We offer non-GMO and pesticide free nutritional bird feed, high-quality feeders, and outstanding customer service by our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

 

Our selection of fresh loose seed blends have been specially prepared to account for the nutritional requirements of birds in our Canadian climate and as we like to say, “Cardinals are red, Blue Jays are blue and all the best seed comes from Gilligallou.”

Our passion is for birds, and so also carry a carefully-curated selection of other bird-themed items including squirrel solutions, calendars, windchimes and a full range of giftware.

We love to educate & entertain and so offer new and interesting articles on our Website and Blog, fun videos on our YouTube Channel, and take advantage of connecting with our customers through Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

At Gilligallou Bird, we believe that anything and everything is possible and are continually growing. 

 

The Making of Gilligallou Bird

We hatched the Gilligallou Bird on September 30, 2011, after 20 or so years in incubation.  We had always dreamed of opening our own backyard birding store, with both birds and birders in mind.  The approach was simple; we wanted to become Eastern Ontario’s Backyard Birding Specialty Store by providing an enhanced birding experience for our clients through quality seed, resources, and service.

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After years of experimenting and investigation, we concluded that traditionally, most birdseed found in the marketplace was of poor quality, randomly filled and held a high percentage of filler.  Not only was the majority of seed low in food value for the birds, but it, in turn, was becoming of very poor value to the consumer.

We decided we were going to change that.

The blends carried by Gilligallou Bird are based on the study of birds, using 100% seed.  No fillers, no weed seed, no grass seed, no wheat seed, non-GMO and pesticide free.  The goal being; bringing back a very high food value to your birds, opening up to a wider variety of species to your backyard, and giving our clients the best value and enjoyment from their seed purchase.

Over seven years later, the Gilligallou Bird Store continues to be built upon these founding philosophies.  Birding is deeply “seeded” in our heart and soul, and every day we thrive to extend our knowledge of birding onto our growing clientele.

Stop by and see us and find out how we are working toward being a household name in the birding world, and becoming partners in nature for a sustainable future.

 

Meet Our Staff!

Peggy

Hi, I'm Peggy!

Gilligallou Bird has been my go-to place for the past three years helping to support birding with excellent products and seed.

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I grew up in the city of Ottawa but I have lived in Almonte for the past 28 years and consider it my home.  A beautiful wooded nature retreat is my special place that soothes my soul. I am so fortunate to have a wonderful family and friends to share my life with. Other interests are spent enjoying nature through Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists, canoeing, kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing.

For several years I have been creating beautiful handmade soaps “Highland Soap” that sell in Almonte and Perth. Growing up I had a passion for art, especially painting.  After the family had grown, I found that I had time to pursue the arts again and have painted several works in oil and acrylic.

I participate as a board member and volunteer with “Hub Hospice Palliative Care”, a special group of dedicated volunteers that provide an essential service to our surrounding community.