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.
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. 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, Vortex, and more!
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.
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 - 6
Sunday: 1 - 5
Mon - Sat: 10 - 4
1. Empty and take apart your bird feeder.
2. Scrub well (inside and out) with 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar.
3. Allow all parts to dry.
4. Assemble, fill, and replace clean feeder.
It's so easy! Regular cleanings will keep your birds healthy, and will prolong the life of your feeders.
Looking for a handy way to carry all of your birding essentials when we're out in the field? 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. Stop in and check out our selection!
See what we're up to on Instagram!
Our thanks to Julie Varney for this photogenic Northern Mockingbird!
Quality Bird Seed Makes A Difference
Feed the birds in your yard the best seed in town! Whether you're looking for single seed varieties, special blends, squirrel-deterrent, or shell-free options, you'll find the freshest seed at Wild Bird & Garden. Our seed is preservative and filler-free, and your birds will appreciate the difference! Come in and let us help you make the best choice for your birds and yard.
Good News: Plucky the Lucky Pelican Books Are Back In Stock
Join us at our Southport location on the first Wednesday morning of each month for a special series of entertaining and educational programs on some of our most-requested seasonal topics:
April 3 | 9 – 10 | Nesting Birds
May 1 | 9 – 10 | Hummingbirds
June 5 | 9 – 10 | Birds & Native Plants
Advance registration and $5 fee required for each seminar. All fee proceeds will benefit Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter and attendees will receive a $5 shopping voucher per seminar. Space is limited!
Bluebird Bed and Breakfast Special
At Wild Bird & Garden, we offer an exciting variety of goodies for birds, the home, the garden, and you.
Bird Houses, Baths, and Feeders • Art and Decor for the Garden and Home • Beautiful Jewelry and Luxurious Lotions and Soaps • Binoculars and Spotting Scopes • Field Guides and Books • Nature-Inspired Gifts • Bird Walks and Birding Excursions • Fresh Bird Seed and Suet Varieties and Blends • Locally-Crafted Gifts • Friendly, Expert Advice on Birds and Birding • and more!
Find Something Special
at Wild Bird & Garden
A collaboration between writer Melinda Stewart and illustrator Mary Tyler, Plucky the Lucky Pelican tells the incredible true story of a local pelican's journey from rescue to rehabilitation to release. What a beautiful lesson for children (and the rest of us) on the importance of taking care of wildlife!
Ready for some adventure? We're joining with Mahanaim Adventures for some great birding out on our local waters. Excursions are $55 per person, and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available, and all skill levels are welcome.
Wonderful local growers Joyce and Mindy from Going Native Gardens are back with a special schedule of Native Plant Sales at both Wild Bird & Garden locations. We hope you'll stop by and pick out some locally-grown plants that will encourage birds, butterflies, and other beneficial wildlife to visit your garden oasis!
2019 Birding Kayaking Excursions
April 12 (Fri) Cape Fear Osprey Nest Tour (8:30 - 12)
April 30 (Tue) Town Creek Tour (8:30 - 12)
August 23 (Fri) Cape Fear Wading Birds Tour (8:30 - 12)
September 13 (Fri) Full Moon Owl Prowl Tour (5 - 9)
October 1 (Tue) Masonboro Island Tour (8:30 - 12)
We're not just for the birds; we have something special for everyone. We hope you'll come and see us soon!
Spring Native Plant Sales
Bird Islands Cruise: Tickets Available!
Sunday, May 19 | 11:30 - 6:30
Educational and unforgettable, Cape Fear Garden Club's annual Birds Islands Cruise is not to be missed. Tickets for this popular event are now available at both Wild Bird & Garden locations. You can find details about the cruise HERE.
For a limited time:
Buy any bluebird house and receive 500 live mealworms FREE.
Offer your bluebirds a cozy home and a delicious meal!
Make your yard a favorite stop as our local bluebirds prepare for nesting season! Ends 3/31 or while supplies last.
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Looking for an informative 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.
We love to see your nature pictures. Share them with us on our Facebook page and we'll highlight them here!
Stay for a special Native Plant Sale after the June seminar!
Tickets are $50 each (cash or check only), and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Audubon NC. FYI: these will sell out quickly!