Photo BY John Myers

Paul Lewis
Birds Unlimited, Webster, NY

Paul Lewis discovered his love of birds as a teen, when he was working after school at a pet store. He has since owned and operated Birds Unlimited for 26 years. Lewis prides himself on finding the right bird for each customer, drawing on his deep knowledge of the animals — his certifications and accreditations are too numerous to list, and he has lectured in a variety of settings, from local bird clubs to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Among his future plans for Birds Unlimited: “A large outdoor, walk-through aviary would be nice. A person can dream, right?”

This article originally appeared in the July-August 2017 edition of PETS+.