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!

We have something special for just about everyone. Come and see us soon!

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!




We're not just for the birds; we have something special for everyone. We hope you'll come and see us soon!
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

HomeBird InformationBackyard Critter InfoBird Friendly LinksPhotos


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. 







Upcoming Events
News 
Website Updated and Maintained by Wild Bird & Garden (wildbirdgardeninc@gmail.com)
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! 






















L. Parsons
Southport Bird Walks
Free!
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! 

Skywatch Bird Rescue
 (855) 407-3728
(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
 910-602-6633
(Raptors only; Located in Rocky Point, Serving Cape Fear region)
Our Store Hours




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

SOUTHPORT STORE:
Mon - Sat: 10 - 3
Sunday: Closed
Birding/Field Bags
by Pajaro









Feeder-Cleaning
Basics

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.
Share Your Pictures!

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!













Sign Up For Our Emails!



Quality Bird Seed Makes A Difference

















Can't make it to one of our trips, classes, excursions, etc? Please see Wild Bird & Garden's Cancellation Policy.



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.
OLLI Fall Birding Class
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina: Fall and Winter Migratory Species 


Fall Semester Native Plants Class
Participants: CLICK HERE for the full class schedule. 

Fall Semester Birding Class
This class is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW. Please visit the OLLI website to learn more and to register.
Located along the “Atlantic Flyway” Southeastern North Carolina is a haven for many different bird species. Join Wild Bird and Garden's Jill Peleuses for a series of bird walks to discover the birds of our region. During this class we will focus on birds and their habitats. We will adventure to the coast, fresh water lake, marsh, and woodlands to discover a variety of species in their natural environments. Throughout this class students observe and learn how to identify fall migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds, and resident songbirds. 

September 16 | 8 - 10 a.m. | Class: Fall and Winter Birds of Southeastern NC
September 17 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Airlie Gardens
October 15 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Fort Fisher Area
November 19 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Greenfield Lake
Come and see these powerful birds up close, and ask any questions about the birds or the great work that the Center does in our region.

The event is FREE, and donations of any amount to the Center will be accepted. This is a unique opportunity, so bring your friends and your cameras!
Fall Native Plant Sales are back!
Meet-n-Greet: Birds of Prey from the Cape Fear Raptor Center
***CLASS FULL***
Participants: CLICK HERE for the full class schedule.
Click HERE
to read our latest newsletter.



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!





Local Winter Birding Outings 
Once the weather cools, a nice variety of shorebirds and ducks arrive to spend the winter in our region. Join us as we visit some of our (and their) favorite local coastal hotspots to see them in action!
Friday November 22 - Sunday November 24
Lake Mattamuskeet & Outer Banks Weekend Birding Adventure
CLICK HERE for the full schedule.
Registration is now open for our 6th annual weekend birding adventure to some of our region's very best birding hotspots! CLICK HERE for details.
Photo: Jeff Lewis
***CLASS FULL***


















On Now!
Ends October 31
Shorebirds with Jill Peleuses and Lindsay Addison
Sunday, November 17 | 8:00 - 12:00
Ducks with Jill Peleuses and Evan Buckland
Sunday, December 1 | 8:00 - 12:00
Thursday, January 9 | 8:00 - 12:00
Cost is $45 per person per trip. Participants provide own transportation (we’ll help arrange carpools). Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
SAVE THE DATES! Our friends from the Cape Fear Raptor Center will be stopping by with some of their incredible Raptor Ambassadors:

SOUTHPORT: Wed Nov 13 | 10 - 12
WILMINGTON: Sat Nov 16 | 10 - 12




Native Plant Pre-Sale Pickup Time!
For pickup at Wilmington store: Sat October 19 | 10 - 12
For pickup at Southport store: Mon October 21 | 10 - 12