In Our Stores: Plucky the Lucky Pelican
A Special Book Benefiting Great Causes!

A collaboration between a local writer and illustrator, Plucky the Lucky Pelican tells the incredible true story of a local pelican’s journey from rescue to rehabilitation and release.
 All book sale proceeds benefit Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter and Audubon North Carolina!

Greetings from Wild Bird & Garden

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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. 

Upcoming Events
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Have friends in faraway places?  Don't forget we have an online store!  Click "Shop WB+G!" above to shop online.
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 

For more information, visit the OLLI website.
L. Parsons
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

Wintering Birds of the Carolinas
Sat Dec 10 | 9:15 - 10:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
Join Wild Bird & Garden and noted ornithologist and author Dr James Parnell for a program on the great variety of birds that can be found in Southeastern North Carolina during the winter months, with special emphasis on those species that are not found here in other seasons. This program is free, and all are welcome to attend! 

Ducks Program
WILMINGTON: Sat January 7 | 9:15 - 10:30 am
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
SOUTHPORT: Thurs january 19 | 9:00 - 10:00 am
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store, 105 E Brown St Southport
Join Wild Bird & Garden for a free program all about ducks! Our region is lucky to host a nice variety of these interesting birds during the cooler months of the year. Come out and learn all about the various ducks that you can expect to see at our area’s lakes, ponds, and beaches this winter.

We are currently working on our 2017 schedule of programs and events. Have a great event idea or thoughts on a topic you'd like to see us cover? Stop in or give us a call! 

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! 

Skywatch Bird Rescue
 (910) 274-8479
(Located in Castle Hayne, Serving Cape Fear region)

Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter 
(910) 278-7871
(Located in Oak Island, Serving Cape Fear region)

Cape Fear Raptor Center
(Raptors only; Located in Rocky Point, Serving Cape Fear region)
Extended Holiday Hours!

Mon - Sat: 9 - 7
Sunday: 11 - 5
Christmas Eve: 9 - 5

Mon - Sat: 10 - 4
Sunday: Closed
Birding/Field Bags
by Pajaro

Wild Bird & Garden's Optics Swap

Bird-Friendly Coffee
Now Available!

All Internet Sales Final.
Share Your Pictures!

We love to see your nature pictures. Share them with us on our Facebook page and we'll highlight them here!
Have your binoculars seen better days? Does your spotting scope bring the word “vintage” to mind? Now through December 15, bring us your tired old binoculars and/or scopes, and we’ll swap ‘em for a $25 discount off any new optics in our stores. This is a great chance to get a nice deal on the very latest in optics technology!
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 Pete Strawbridge for this fantastic Baltimore Oriole!
Plucky the Lucky Pelican Books

Written and illustrated locally, this special book follows a very lucky pelican from rescue to rehabilitation and release back to the wild. A true story with lots of heroes and a happy ending! All proceeds benefit Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter and Audubon NC.

Now in stock: Birds & Beans whole bean and ground coffee!

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!
Wild Bird & Garden Spring Classes:
Registration Now Open!

Spring Semester Native Plants Class
February 2 - May 20
CLICK HERE for more details.

Spring Semester Birding Class
February 8 - April 13
CLICK HERE for more details.

Looking for Gift Ideas? How About:

We are so proud to be helping Toys For Tots collect gifts for children in need again this year. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to either of our stores, and we'll thank you by giving you 10% OFF any one regular-price item (excludes optics). Thank you! 

Wild Bird & Garden is a Toys For Tots Drop-Off Location!
Huntington Beach SP Birding Adventure
Wednesday, January 25 | 9:00 - 2:00

Give the Gift of Nature!

Just $17.99!
Join Wild Bird & Garden’s Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner for a special birding day trip to Huntington Beach State Park! Located just south of Myrtle Beach SC, the park offers an incredible variety of wildlife habitats: freshwater marsh, tidal salt marsh, beach, maritime forest, and hardwood forest. The park is considered to be among the best birding spots in SC, and we're looking forward to exploring it with you! 
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Looking for a special gift? At Wild Bird & Garden you'll find bird houses, baths, and feeders; art for the garden and home; beautiful jewelry and luxurious lotions and soaps; binoculars and spotting scopes; unique, nature-inspired gifts and accessories; holiday decor and holiday bird food (yes, we have seed wreaths!), and much more. Stop in and let us help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season!
From top-quality birding gear and backyard supplies to unique, nature-inspired gifts, art, jewelry, and more: we've got your holiday gift-giving covered at Wild Bird & Garden. Come and see us soon!
Cost is $45 per person. Participants provide their own lunch and transportation. Registration is required and space is limited. Call or visit soon to register!