We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
189 Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 599-0099
Fax: (201) 599-0772
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Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rockland County, NY 10994
Fax: (201) 599-0772
Scott Gunther (center) with WBU founder, Jim Carpenter (right), and Chief Naturalist, John Schaust (left)
Scott Gunther, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Paramus, was presented the WBU Friend to the Environment Award at the 2012 Enterprise Leadership Conference for the franchise in June. This recognition is given to a WBU store owner that has exemplified the WBU mission of bringing people and nature together.
Scott has always had a strong interest in animals and nature since his youth. He has been involved in scouting for many years, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Scott has served as a Scout Master and currently acts as a merit badge counselor for Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Insects, Environmental Science and Fish and Wildlife Management. He received a B.S. in Environmental Studies, minoring in Biology, from Ramapo College, and went on to work as a keeper at the Bronx Zoo for several years. Scott then worked in the pet industry, owning his own pet store prior to becoming a Wild Birds Unlimited franchisee.
As a WBU owner, Scott has strived to inform the public about local groups and their conservation efforts. Wild Birds Unlimited of Paramus actively supports many local organizations through the donation of time, money and product. Some of the groups that we work with include Bergen County Audubon Society, Hackensack Riverkeeper, Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook Nature Center (Englewood, NJ), The Wild Life Conservation and Education Center, and the Bergen County Zoo. We also donate to local schools, churches and other non-profit groups.
Scott understands the importance of educating area residents about the nature and environment surrounding them. WBU of Paramus participates in many outside events, setting up educational displays of product and answering questions about birds and nature.
Upon getting the award, Scott stated "...I do need to thank my staff in Paramus. If they didn't show the same passion and love for the hobby of birding, this honor would not have been possible."