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!

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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. 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! 






















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 - 4
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!
















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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
Curious about the benefits and uses of native plants and how to incorporate them into your home habitat? Join Jill Peleuses and Matt Collogan for a special set of classes that will introduce you to our region’s native plants and teach the basics of how to create a hardy and beneficial landscape right in your yard.
Class is $75 per person. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. CLICK HERE for full class schedule. Stop by either store or give us a call at (910) 343-6001 to register soon! 

Fall Semester Birding Class
This class is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW. Registration opens on August 20 and 21. 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
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.
Fall Native Plant Sales are coming soon!
2019 Birding Kayaking Excursions


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)


Native Plant Sales
Registration for our Fall Semester Birding Class is now open! Expand your identification skills, learn a bit about the science behind the study of birds, and see an exciting variety of birds in action during their fall migration. CLICK HERE for details.
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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!
To register, visit Mahanaim's website or call: (910) 547-8252.





Special Native Plant Pre-Sale
We are taking orders for a special sale of native plants: Scarlet Rose Mallow and Blue Star. Plants are $10 each and pick-up will be in October. Extremely limited quantities available! Pre-sale runs until 9/15 or while supplies last.
Friday November 22 - Sunday November 24
September 5 – November 14, 2019
Lake Mattamuskeet & Outer Banks Weekend Birding Adventure
CLICK HERE for the full schedule.
September 26 - November 10
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
Scarlet Rose Mallow
Hibiscus coccineus

Blue Star
Amsonia tabernaemontana