Ft. Collins, Colorado

Lauren DeRosa, Owner Rebecca Hare, Manager

Lauren DeRosa, Owner   Rebecca Hare, Manager

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Ft. Collins, Colorado

3636 South College Avenue,
Suite C
Ft. Collins, CO 80525

Phone: (970) 225-2557
Fax: (970) 225-0655
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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WBU Fort Collins Official Store Cat

Sora joined us in June of 2011 after being introduced to us by the Fort Collins Cat Rescue Spay and Neuter Clinic in Fort Collins. We went there hoping to find a new addition to our staff and do our part to keep a kitty off of the mean streets of Fort Collins, thereby endangering the songbirds of this great city. She jumped right out of her kennel and into our hearts on that fateful day and we've never regretted a moment. When you visit the store, she might be sitting on a garden bench soaking up the sun in the afternoon by the front door, or even sitting on the checkout counter to greet you. She's a wonderfully friendly little cat and will be happy to cuddle her way into your heart as well. We've been asked many times why her name is Sora. It was suggested during a naming contest. A Sora is a little brown water bird and her coloring is somewhat reminiscent of that.

 Lauren DeRosa, Owner, CEO, President

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist

Lauren made the wonderful transition from “booze” to birds in April of 2006 when she sold the Loveland liquor store that her Dad and her were partners in for 16 years and bought WBU in Fort Collins. She had been feeding birds in her own backyard for 4 years before turning her hobby into a career. Her favorite part about owning a WBU franchise is that each day presents new challenges and she loves to spread her passion for the hobby to anyone that’s interested. While her favorite bird is the American Goldfinch, she is interested in “birdies of another feather” on her days off. You’ll find her golfing or on any body of water either paddle boarding, kayaking or boating at Horsetooth Reservoir whenever the store will allow for time off and the weather on the Front Range will permit.

Lauren DeRosa 
Rebecca Hare

Rebecca Hare, General Manager

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist In-Training

Rebecca joins Team FCWBU after making the enviable choice to step off the corporate ladder and into the backyard! Her career as a retail executive took her to locations from coast to coast, but she couldn't resist returning to her home town of Fort Collins to be with her family. She first came to love squirrels and birds on her grandparent's farm in SE Nebraska, and is delighted to now be spending her days helping others enjoy the hobby of caring for backyard critters. She enjoys adventurous times with her lively household of 4 kitties, 7 pet ducks, her brilliant husband Chris, and energetic step-daughter Kairi.


Susan Mathis-Lilley, Team Member

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist

Originally from Dubuque, Iowa, Susan moved to Fort Collins from Michigan 10 years ago to get closer to family in the west. After teaching preschool for five years, she “semi-retired” to pursue other interests such as getting her Master Gardener certification with CSU Extension. She’s been a backyard bird feeder for over 25 years and her birding claim to fame is having won the rookie division spring birding title at Chippewa Nature Center in 1999.

Susan Mathis-Lilley

Tom Larsen, Team Member

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist

Tom was born and raised in Fort Collins!  When he isn't working or studying to be a personal trainer, he enjoys playing tennis, working out and hanging out with his cat!  He also makes time for DC Comics, of which he is a big fan!

Alec Broughton, Team Member

Certified Birdfeeding Specialist

Alec's nickname is "Danger", at least that's what he tells us. Personally, we find him to be quite kind and a great addition to our team! He owns a corgi named "Todd", to whom he owes his life. Alec has been with our team since July of 2015 and has just gotten around to writing up his bio for our staff page. He couldn't believe that anyone might be interested in his life story and thanks anyone that has actually gotten this far in reading this quick snippet of his life. Alec is headed to CU Boulder late this summer and we hope you'll stop in to say hello soon!

Alec Broughton

Barb Seibert, Team Member

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist In-Training

Barb is a veterinarian, happily retired from a 30+ year career in the Animal Health Industry. She recently returned to Fort  Collins after several years in the Midwest, and is avidly pursuing her passion for birds, wildlife, photography, hiking and fishing. When not assisting bird lovers at WBU, she enjoys spending quality time with her grandson, and relaxing days at her cabin in Red Feather Lakes. On Mondays she volunteers at the Visitor Information Center for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

Isaac Scott, Team Member

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist In-Training

Isaac is an environmentally-minded guy who learned to love birds and the outdoors at an early age, thanks to growing up in the middle of nowhere (Central Massachusetts) in New England. He comes to us as a recent college graduate with hopes of improving the relationships between human development and the natural world around us. When he's not working, he can be found relaxing around town with his partner, Kelly, and his dog, Sage.  

Hanna Henke

Hanna Henke, Team Member

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist In-Training

Hanna is an outdoor enthusiast and if possible, would spend each and every hour of each and every day outdoors! She loves gardening, bugs and taking photographs. If you see her out and about on her days off, you might find her driving around, searching for and photographing abandoned houses or simply wandering through the natural areas set aside all over Northern Colorado.

Lauren Lee, Team Member

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist In-Training

Lauren Lee comes to us from Durango, CO.  She absolutely loves animals and the natural world. She likes to spend her free time hiking, rock climbing, bird watching and painting. She is currently studying Political Science in hopes of one day studying Environmental Law.  She and her partner Ben have two kitties named Atlas and Leopold, and hope to eventually add a pup to the family!



Colleen Hurst, Team Member

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist In-Training

Bio info and picture coming soon!

Connor O'Neal, Team Member

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist   In-Training

Connor recently moved to Ft. Collins from Indiana and absolutely loves our state! He is a passionate music enthusiast who enjoys playing, writing and listening to variety of genres. He's been drumming for a decade and achieved several National rankings and awards with a variety of Drum Lines.  In his free time you'll find him skating, hiking, video gaming and interacting on social media. Connor has 2 dogs; a coyote dog name Indy and his "baby boy" Jack, an Irish Wolf Hound.