Mel Toellner known affectionately as "Bird Man Mel" is a birding enthusiast and entrepreneur. He and his family founded their Columbia, MO birding retail store Songbird Station along with their Mexico, MO birding focused distribution and manufacturing company Gold Crest Distributing in 1995.
Mel’s passion for birding is apparent and he delights in sharing his extensive knowledge with all who are interested in learning about backyard birds. Mel hosts seminars at Songbird Station periodically and has an array of educational videos on the Bird Man Mel YouTube Channel.
We thank you for taking the time to check out Bird Man Mel and hope you will enjoy all the birding resources and information we have compiled here. We invite you to stop into Songbird Station or stop by the public warehouse sale happening October 29th, find details here. If you are not local to the central MO area, we can help you find a local retailer who carries our products! Just send us an email with your zip code and we will locate a store for you. You can also find our products on our website SongbirdEssentials.com. We ship throughout the continental US and have feeders and giftable items that are sure to please.
Bird Man Mel’s tips for bringing more birds to your backyard