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. 

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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! 

Another Year of Great Birding Is In The Books!

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

We are busy planning our 2018 schedule of programs and events. If you have a super idea for a program, birding destination, or other special event, we'd love to hear it. Give us a call or stop by!

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 - 3
Sunday: Closed
Birding/Field Bags
by Pajaro


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.

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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 Donna Moore Thompson for this fantastic Red-tailed Hawk!

Shopping for someone who seems to have everything? Give the gift of nature! We specialize in unique gifts that will be enjoyed for years to come.​
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Duck Quest! Birding Day
Thursday, January 4 | 8:00 - 2:00

Native Plant Sales - They'll Be Back!
Our Native Plant Sales are finished for this year, but have no fear: we'll be scheduling more for 2018!  
In the meantime, you can still bring us your empty plastic flowerpots - our growers will put them to great use!
Can't make it to one of our trips, classes, excursions, etc? Please see Wild Bird & Garden's Cancellation Policy.
Toys for Tots!

Extended Holiday Hours in Wilmington!

Now Thru Dec 24:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 7:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 6:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00

Southport hours remain the same. Both stores closed on Christmas and New Year's Days.

Join us for an all-around-town search for ducks! A tremendous variety of ducks spend their winters in our region, and we’ll be visiting some of our favorite local waterfowl hotspots to see them. Invite a friend (or a whole flock!) and join us for this special day of birding!
Cost is $35 per person. Participants provide own transportation (we’ll help arrange carpools). Pre-registration required.
We are so excited to be an official Toys for Tots donation site again this year! Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at either of our stores, and we'll give you 10% OFF any* in-stock item.  
*excludes optics
New holiday items are arriving in our stores daily, and we are having the best time "unwrapping" every delivery. Stop in and let us help you find unique presents for everyone on your list, the perfect host/hostess gifts, and special decor that will help you deck the halls in style!
Thank you to all who spent a little bit of their 2017 on a birding adventure or two (or five) with us! We've already started planning our 2018 schedule of birding events, and we look forward to sharing another wonderful year out in the field with you. Stay tuned for next year's schedule of events and trips!