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Greetings from Wild Bird & Garden
At Wild Bird & Garden, we strive to provide quality bird and nature products and to provide environmental education to Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas. Through employee knowledge and store sponsored nature programs, we can give you advice on how to make your backyard a bird-friendly oasis!
Airlie Gardens Bird Walks
Join us the second Wednesday of each month for a Bird Walk at Airlie Gardens. Airlie Gardens has wonderful bird habitat including marsh, fresh water ponds, wooded habitat and open lawns. Regular Airlie admission applies, or stop by Wild Bird & Garden to pick up a $2 admission discount voucher for this month's walk.
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New Binoculars in Stock and always available for special order! A quality pair of binoculars is the perfect accessory for our upcoming bird walks and kayak tours, giving bright, crisp views of those birds you came out to see. Stop by to check out our new selection of binoculars from Swarovski, Zeiss, Nikon, Eagle Optics and Vortex!
Fall Birding Class at OLLI
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina & Fall Migration with Wild Bird & Garden's Jill Peleuses
Located along the “Atlantic Flyway”, Southeastern NC is a haven for many different bird species. Join us to discover the birds living in and moving through our region, and birdwatch in some of our area’s great birding hotspots. Throughout this class, students observe and learn how to identify fall migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this fun life-long hobby!
Sept 12 Fall Migration and Bird Identification Program (OLLI Classroom)
With Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden
Sept 13 Fort Fisher Historic Site
With Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner, Wild Bird & Garden staff and birding expert
Oct 10 Airlie Gardens Evening Bird Walk (Owls/Nocturnal/Roosting Birds)
With Jill Peleuses and Jennifer O'Keefe, Airlie Environmental Educator
Nov 8 Greenfield Lake Bird Walk
With Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden
Southport Bird Walks
Join us the third Wednesday of each month 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. for a bird walk around Southport’s beautiful historic district and waterfront. We will meet at our Southport store and set out for a relaxed stroll around the area. Downtown Southport offers a nice variety of bird-friendly habitats within a few blocks! The walk is free and open to all – we hope to see you there!
Upcoming Programs and Events
Owls Program & Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thurs, Oct 6 | 9:00 - 10:00 | Plant Sale 10 - 12:30
Dry St Pub & Pizza and Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store
WILMINGTON: Sat Oct 15 | 9:15 - 10:30 | Plant Sales 10 - 12:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet and Wild Bird & Garden Wilmington Store
Join us for a free program all about owls. Learn about the owls that can be seen in our area and how to identify them. Gain a better understanding of their habitat requirements, foraging and hunting techniques, nesting and mating behaviors, and much more. (Bonus native plant sales, too!) Breakfast options will be available during the Southport program.
Planting for Wildlife Program & Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thurs, Oct 27 | 9:00 - 10:00 | Plant Sale 10 - 3:00
Wild Bird & Garden Store 105 E Brown Street, Southport
WILMINGTON: Sat Oct 29 | 9:15 - 10:30 | Plant Sale 10 - 12:30*
Join us for a free program about the native trees and plants of southeastern NC and how they benefit our local birds and other wildlife. Learn how you can create a native habitat for the birds, butterflies, and bees in your yard, and pick up some wildlife-friendly plants at our special Native Plant Sales.
*10% of our Wilmington sales on Oct 29 will be donated to Cape Fear Audubon's new Native Habitat Certification program!
SOUTHPORT: Thurs, Nov 10 | 9:00 - 10:00
Dry St Pub & Pizza
WILMINGTON: Sat Nov 19 | 9:15 - 10:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet
Join us for a free program all about woodpeckers. Learn about the various woodpeckers that can be seen in our area throughout the year, and what choices you can make to help recover diminishing foraging and nesting habitat. Breakfast options will be available during the Southport program!
Are you looking for an interesting bird-related program for your neighborhood, nature, or garden club? Wild Bird & Garden can help! Stop in or give us a call at (910) 343-6001 for free programs and availability.
Found An Injured Bird?
If you encounter a wild bird in need of help, contact one of these great local rescue/ rehab groups. These are federally-licensed non-profit organizations that save hundreds of local and migrating birds each year. Click on the links to their websites below to find out how you can contact or help these fine organizations!
(Located in Castle Hayne, Serving Cape Fear region)
(Located in Oak Island, Serving Cape Fear region)
(Raptors only; Located in Rocky Point, Serving Cape Fear region)
Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00
Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 3:00
New Earrings Have Arrived!
All Internet Sales Final.
Just arrived in our stores: a shiny new shipment of Adajio and Sienna Sky earrings! Inspired by nature, unique, and designed to last, these earrings are both affordable and made in the USA. These make for the perfect little gift for a friend or treat for yourself - stop in and find a new favorite or two!
Looking for a handy way to carry all of your birding essentials when we're out in the field? We think we've found an excellent solution: the Pajaro Field Bag!
These attractive and sturdy bags feature lots of pockets and plenty of room for your binoculars, field guides, notebooks, maps, pens, and more. Pajaro calls these bags " the best friend of Birders, Hikers, Naturalists and Travelers" and you'll agree once you give them a try. Come in and check out our selection!
See what we're up to on Instagram!
Our thanks to Tommy & Lynda Barham for this fantastic Eastern Kingbird!
Join Us for Native Plant Sales!
We're proud to partner with some great local growers to bring you a full schedule of native plant sales! CLICK HERE for dates, times, and locations.
Birds & Beans uses only the finest organic, shade-grown, bird-friendly coffee and is certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Not only is the coffee grown in a bird-friendly manner, but Birds & Beans donates more than 10% of their profits to a variety of bird and nature organizations. Stop in and pick some up today!
Ready for adventure? Join Wild Bird & Garden and Mahanaim Adventures for some great birding out on our local waters. Tours are $45 per person, and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available for all tours, and all skill levels are welcome. These trips fill up quickly and reservations are required.
Our Upcoming Local Tour Schedule:
Oct. 16 | 8:30 – 11:30
Holly Shelter Creek
Lake Mattamuskeet and Outer Banks Birding Weekend
Friday December 2 - Sunday December 4, 2016
Join Wild Bird & Garden guides Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner for our 3rd annual weekend of winter birding around Lake Mattamuskeet and the Outer Banks. We'll be visiting a variety of local birding hot spots and habitats, which should yield a fantastic variety of birds. CLICK HERE for more details!
We're excited to join with Brunswick Community College to offer an exciting Fall Birding Class!
Fall migration is upon us, and along with it comes a variety of bird species. Discover the birds that utilize the Atlantic Flyway and overwinter here in Southeastern North Carolina.
Brunswick Community College
Fall Birding Class
October 10 - November 14
Mondays, 8 - 11 am
Find Something Special at
Wild Bird & Garden!
At Wild Bird & Garden, we offer an exciting variety of goodies for birds, the yard, the garden, and you. Bird houses, baths, and feeders; art for the garden and home; beautiful jewelry and luxurious lotions; binoculars and spotting scopes; unique, nature-inspired gifts; the freshest bird seed in town; and expert advice on all of your bird-related questions. We have something special for everyone! Come and see us soon!
10/10: Classroom - Learn Birding and ID Basics
10/17: Southport Bird Walk
10/24: Sunset Beach Bird Walk
10/31: Orton Pond/Brunswick Town Bird Walk
11/7 : Oak Island Bird Walk
11/14: Greenfield Lake Bird Walk
Registration Fee is $70. Call BCC at 910.755.8561 to register!