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?  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! 

Spring Birding Class at OLLI
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina with Wild Bird & Garden's Jill Peleuses
​Located along the Atlantic Flyway, southeastern North Carolina is a haven for many different bird species. Join us to discover the birds of our region and birdwatch in some of our area’s great birding hotspots. Throughout this class, students observe and learn how to identify spring migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this lifelong hobby!
​Feb 13 Nesting Birds of North Carolina Program (OLLI Classroom)
With Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden 
Feb 14 Airlie Gardens
With Jill Peleuses and and Jennifer O'Keefe, Airlie Environmental Educator
March 14 Orton Pond & Brunswick Town
With Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner
April 11 Southport Bird Walk
With Dave Weesner, Wild Bird & Garden staff member and birding enthusiast
May 9 Wrightsville Beach Shorebirds
With Jill Peleuses and Lindsay Addison of Audubon NC 

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

Pancake Breakfast with Cape Fear River Watch, Welcoming Native Wildlife Seminar & Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 1 | Pancakes 8 - 9 Program 9 - 10 Plants 10 - 12:30
WB&G and Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
​Join Cape Fear River Watch for a pancake breakfast (donations to CFRW accepted) and their First Saturday Seminar. The seminar will cover 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, and pick up some wildlife-friendly plants at our special Native Plant Sale! 

Painted Bunting Program & Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thursday, April 6 | 9:00 - 10:00 Plants 10 - 12:30
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store, 105 E Brown St Southport
WILMINGTON: Saturday, April 15 9:15 - 10:30 Plants 10 - 12:30
Come and hear all about our area’s most colorful bird at this free program, pick up tips on where you can spot them around the area, and learn about key habitat features that could attract them right to your yard. Special bonus plant sales with from 10 – 12:30 after both programs!

Hummingbird Program & Native Plant Sale
SOUTHPORT: Thursday, May 4 | 9:00 - 10:00 Plants 10 - 12:30
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store, 105 E Brown St Southport
WILMINGTON: Saturday, May 13 | 9:15 - 10:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center 
​Hummingbirds - they're dazzling, they're tiny, and they're tough! Join us for a free program on hummingbirds. Come and learn all about these unique birds that we are so fortunate to have in our area, and how you can attract them to your yard. Special native plant sale after the Southport program!

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)
Our Store Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 - 6
Sunday: 1 - 5

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

Be Ready for Hummingbirds!

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Share Your Pictures!

We love to see your nature pictures. Share them with us on our Facebook page and we'll highlight them here!
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 Jack Eyler for this fantastic Eastern Bluebird fledgling!
Native Plant Sales

We are teaming up with some wonderful local growers to offer a full schedule of Native Plant Sales at both Wild Bird & Garden locations again this year!

CLICK HERE for the latest schedule.
Did you know that our area sees impressive numbers of overwintering hummingbirds each year?

Stop in and check out our always-expanding variety of hummingbird feeders - they'll make your yard a popular stop with the hardy winter holdovers AND you'll be ready to welcome all of the spring arrivals!
Our Spring Semester Classes Are Now In Session!

Interested in joining us for individual class field trips? We have limited availability throughout the semester - give us a call for more information!
CLICK HERE for Native Plants Class Schedule and Trips.
CLICK HERE for Birding Class Schedule and Trips.
Birding Day Trips
Grab your binoculars and join Wild Bird & Garden for special excursions to some of our favorite regional birding hotspots!

Bluebird Bed & Breakfast Special​

Bay Lakes (Jones & Singletary Lakes) Birding Day Trip
Wednesday, March 29 | 9:00 - 2:00

Howell Woods Environmental Center Birding Day Trip
Wednesday, April 26 | 9:00 - 2:00

Click on the trip names for more details!

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For a limited time, buy any bluebird house and receive 500 live mealworms FREE. Nesting season is right around the corner, and these worms are the best way to bribe bluebirds to spend some time in your yard. Act fast: our local bluebirds are looking for nesting locations NOW! ​

Extended! Offer expires 3/31/2017
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! Find our cancellation policy HERE.
Azalea Garden Tour Tickets Available Now!

Cape Fear Garden Club's 64th annual Azalea Garden Tour tickets are now available at Wild Bird & Garden - profits from the tour are reinvested right here in our community every year!
Dates: April 7 - 9
Price: $25 (Cash or check)
Click HERE for more details.
Ultimate Bluebird House Raffle:
Proceeds Go to Cape Fear River Watch!

Stop by Wild Bird & Garden for your chance to win this fantastic prize! We are raffling off one of these gorgeous Ultimate Bluebird Houses with all proceeds going to our friends at Cape Fear River Watch.

Tickets are $3 each, or $5 for three tickets. (Cash only, please.)The winning ticket will be drawn on APRIL 1st at our Wilmington store. You don't need to be present to win, but you DO need to stop in and buy some tickets for your chance to win a great prize for a great cause!

Tickets are good for all three days!
Kayaking & Birding Excursions

Ready for adventure? Join Wild Bird & Garden and guide company Mahanaim Adventures for kayaking and bird watching trips on our local waters. Tours are $45 per person, and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available, and trips are suitable for ALL skill levels. Space is limited and registration is required.
Can't make it to one of our trips, classes, excursions, etc? Please see Wild Bird & Garden's Cancellation Policy.
Offer your bluebirds a cozy home and a delicious meal!
April 5 (Wed) Rice's Creek 8:30-11 
May 17 (Wed) Masonboro Island 9:30-12
Aug 23 (Wed) Sunset Trip to Shark Tooth Island 5-8
​Sept 6 (Wed) Full Moon Owl Town Creek 4:30-9
Oct 18 (Wed) Sheep Island 8:30-11:30

To register: Call (910) 547-8252 or visit Mahanaim Adventures and click on the green BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE box. Then click on the WB&G BIRDING ADVENTURES box and make your selections!