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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. Stop by Wild Bird & Garden to pick up FREE admission passes for this month's Bird Walk. Regular admission is $8 or free for Airlie members. For more information give us a call at 910 343 6001.

Upcoming Events
Website Updated and Maintained by Wild Bird & Garden (
Have friends in faraway places?  Don't forget we have an online store!  Click "Shop WB+G!" above to shop online.
New Binoculars in Stock! 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 Nikon, Eagle Optics and Vortex! 

We are working on our new schedule of programs for the rest of the year. Please let us know if you have a program idea that you would like to see us do. Give us a call at 910 343 6001 or email us at We would love to hear from you!
Fall Birding Class at OLLI!

The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina and Fall Migration with Wild Bird & Garden's Jill Peleuses
Located along the “Atlantic Flyway”, Southeastern NC is a haven for many different bird species. Join us to discover the birds living in and moving through our region, and birdwatch in some of our area’s great birding hotspots. Throughout this class students observe and learn how to identify migrating birds, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this fun life-long hobby!

The class will consist of four sessions/field trips, all 8 - 10 a.m.
Monday September 8: Classroom Preparation
Tuesday September 9: Airlie Gardens
Tuesday October 14: Fort Fisher Basin
Tuesday November 11: Greenfield Lake

Registration is now open for this popular class! Deadline for registration is Sept 4, 2014. For more information or to sign up, visit the OLLI website HERE.
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Kayak Birding Tours for Summer and Fall 2014
Are you ready for some adventure? Join Wild Bird & Garden along with guide company Mahanaim Adventures for a morning of kayaking and bird watching on our local waters. These tours are great for kayakers of all skill levels and fill up quickly! Excursions are $45 per person, and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Reservations required, so stop in or call us at (910) 343-6001 to reserve a spot today!
Sunday, August 10 Moores Creek 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, September 7 Boiling Springs Lakes 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 19 Holly Shelter 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

For more info on trips and rescheduling/cancellation policies, please visit the Mahanaim Adventures website.
We Have Hummingbird Goodies Galore!
Hummingbirds are here and raising their families! Stop in to see us for the best selection of hummingbird feeders and supplies, and the friendliest advice on how you can attract these beautiful acrobats to your yard.
Brunswick Waterfest and our Birding Big Day were both a lot of fun and a great success!  Many thanks and congratulations to our amazing birders and birding teams who zigged and zagged all over Brunswick County in search of Big Day glory. The winning team including Carson, James and John came in with 83 species!  We'd also like to thank local artist Sandra Siemering for creating these one-of-a-kind prize plaques for our participants...stunning!

Deck the Halls and Pass the Sunscreen...
It's Time for Our Annual CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE! 

Now through the end of July, we're running our FAMOUS BIRD SEED SALE where you will save 15% off the purchase of five or more bags. And  be sure to take advantage of some SUPER deals on:


What a great chance to stock up on gifts, pick up a treat for yourself or your garden, and keep those hungry birds well-fed...all at unbeatable prices! Stop in our Southport and Wilmington stores soon for the best selection (caroling and eggnog are optional)!

Sale ends 7/31/14, sale prices apply to regular priced, in-stock items only.

Join Wild Bird & Garden and Mahanaim Adventures for our annual CHARLESTON BIRDING/KAYAKING WEEKEND ADVENTURE!
Friday, October 10 - Sunday October 12, 2014

Join us for a weekend of birding, kayaking, and touring around the Charleston, SC area! Click here for all of the details, including itinerary and pricing for this unforgettable experience. We will be in the area just in time for Fall Migration, so this is one trip you won't want to miss. Spots for this trip go quickly, so reserve yours today!
Upcoming Programs and Events

Breakfast with the Birds Boat Tour
Date: Sunday, August 31 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Join Wilmington Water Tours and Wild Bird & Garden for a relaxed continental breakfast and narrated birding cruise along the Cape Fear River. Visit Wilmington Water Tours' website or call them at 910 338-3134 for more details and ticket info!

Passenger Pigeon Program
Date: Monday, September 1 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wild Bird & Garden Wilmington Store
September 1, 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, once North America's most abundant bird. Come to tis free program and learn the history of the passenger pigeon, the factors that contributed to their extinction, and what lessons we can learn from this species' fate.

Birds of Prey Program with the Cape Fear Raptor Center
Date: Saturday, September 6 | Program: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
                                                    Live Birds: 10:45 - 12:00
Location: Temptations Everyday Gourmet (Program)
                 Wild Bird & Garden Wilmington Sidewalk (Live Birds)
Join us for a free program on the birds of prey that can be found in our area, the risks they face, and how we can help them thrive and stay safe. After the program, meet some amazing birds of prey from the Cape Fear Raptor Center. This is a unique opportunity to see these powerful birds up close, so bring your friends and your cameras!

We are always working to bring interesting and educational programs to the Cape Fear region. Have a great idea for a program that you'd like to see at Wild Bird & Garden? Give us a call at (910) 343-6001, send a note to us at, or stop in one of our stores!
Make A Little Room for the Brown-Headed Nuthatch! 
As part of Audubon NC's Bird Friendly Communities initiative, we're selling nuthatch nest boxes. With your help, 10,000 new Nuthatch homes will be placed across NC by 2015. Stop in and pick up a nest box today and become a part of this exciting project! Click here for more info at the Audubon NC website.
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Wild Bird & Garden's own Jill Peleuses was featured in articles and news reports about this year's Snowy Owl invasion. Check them out!
The Wilmington Star-News
The Jacksonville Daily News
The Kinston Free Press
Time Warner Cable News-14
Salt Magazine

Photo Contest Winners
We have our winners for our 4th Annual Nature Photo Contest! We received so many amazing entries, and want to thank everyone who entered for sharing their talent with us. We're already looking forward to the 2014 contest, so get out there with those cameras!

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. They are both federally-licensed non-profit organizations and save hundreds of local and migrating birds each year!

Skywatch Bird Rescue
 (910) 274-8479
(Located in Wilmington, Serving Cape Fear region)

Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter 
(910) 278-7871
(Located in Oak Island, Serving Cape Fear region)
Have You Spotted A Painted Bunting? 
Report your sightings and get all of the latest Painted Bunting news at the Painted Bunting Observation Team (PBOT) website. Create an account, and you'll be able to submit and keep track of all your Painted Bunting observations!
New At Wild Bird & Garden!

Also new in both stores: Fun, colorful SOLAR lanterns by Allsop Home & Garden. Add a warm glow and eye-catching accent to the garden that just so happens to be Earth-friendly too! We have a nice variety of lanterns to suit every garden and style - come and see!
Big News: Wild Bird & Garden is GROWING!

We are very excited to announce that we have opened a SECOND LOCATION right in Southport's lovely historic business district at 105 E. BROWN STREET. Our Southport store will offer the same great products and friendly, knowledgeable staff that you've come to expect at our Wilmington location, and we're so thrilled to become a part of another special community. Both stores will be open our usual hours (Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5) while we work on the finishing touches to the new location, so we hope you'll stop by to say hello! 
Check out these snazzy new bags, totes, and wallets from Bungalow 360! A distinct look at a great price, and we have a wide variety of fun patterns available in our Southport store!
It's a bounty of bird baths at Wild Bird & Garden! Both stores have a great variety of colors, sizes, and styles of baths that will keep your birds cool and hydrated during the steamy days of summer...all while adding a beautiful accent to your garden!