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. 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! 

New! 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 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 fall migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this fun, lifelong hobby!

Sept 11 Fall Migration & Bird Identification Class | OLLI Classroom 8-10 a.m.
With Jill Peleuses Owner, Wild Bird & Garden

Sept 12 Field Excursion | Burnt Mill Creek 8-10 a.m.
With Jill Peleuses & Dave Weesner, local birding expert and Wild Bird & Garden Staff

Oct 10 Field Excursion | Airlie Gardens Bird Walk & Roosting Birds, Birds of the Night and Owls 5:30-7:30 p.m.
With Jill Peleuses & Jennifer O’Keefe, Environmental Educator Airlie Gardens

Nov 14  Field Excursion | Carolina Beach Lake & Fort Fisher Bird Walk 8-10 a.m.
With Jill Peleuses 

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

Owls Program & (Wilmington Only) Live Owls from CFRC
WILMINGTON: Saturday Sept 2
Program: 9:15 - 10:30 | Meet Live Owls: 10:30 - 12:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet and WB&G Sidewalk, Hanover Center
SOUTHPORT: Thursday Sept 7 | 9:00 - 10:00
Wild Bird & Garden Southport | 105 E Brown Street Southport
Owls: they’re mysterious, fascinating, and deadly predators. Join us for a free program on these captivating birds of prey. Learn about the owls that can be seen in our area and how to identify them. After our Wilmington program, meet owls from the Cape Fear Raptor Center! Programs at both locations will also be followed by special Native Plant Sales 10 - 12:30.

Fall Migration Program and Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thursday Oct 5 | 9:00 - 10:00 (Program) | 10 - 12:30 (Plants)
Wild Bird & Garden Southport | 105 E Brown Street Southport
WILMINGTON: Saturday Oct 7 | 9:15 - 10:30 (Program) | 10 - 12:30 (Plants)
Temptations Everyday Gourmet and WB&G Sidewalk, Hanover Center
Join us for a free program on fall migration! The Cape Fear region is situated right along a migratory flyway, and we’re approaching the exciting time of year when LOTS of migrants fly through the area on the way to their wintering grounds. Learn how birds and other species travel during this active time of year, and what birds you may see using our region (and your yard!) as a rest stop during their journeys.
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!

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Our thanks to Jack Eyler for this fantastic Eastern Bluebird fledgling!
Hummingbirds are Arriving - Is Your Yard Ready?

Stop in and check out our always-expanding variety of hummingbird feeders - they'll make your yard a popular stop for sure!
Huntington Beach SP Day Trip
Wednesday August 30 | 9:00 - 2:00 

Find Something Special
at Wild Bird & Garden

At Wild Bird & Garden, we offer an exciting variety of goodies for birds, the yard, the garden, and you. Bird houses, baths, and feeders; art for the garden and home; beautiful jewelry and luxurious lotions; binoculars and spotting scopes; unique, nature-inspired gifts; the freshest bird seed in town; and expert advice on all of your bird-related questions...we have something special for everyone. We hope you'll come and see us soon!

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Join us for a special birding day trip to Huntington Beach State Park! Located just south of Myrtle Beach SC, the park offers a wealth of wildlife habitats: freshwater marsh, tidal salt marsh, beach, maritime forest, and hardwood forest. The park is considered to be among the best birding spots in SC, and we can’t wait to visit!
Fall Semester Classes:
Registration NOW OPEN!

Fall Semester Native Plants Class
September 7 - November 2
For class details CLICK HERE.

Fall Semester Birding Class
September 13 - November 9
For class details CLICK HERE.

 Both classes are $75 per person. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Participants will need to provide own transportation for field trips. Stop by either store or give us a call at (910) 343-6001 to register soon!
Native Plant Sales
We've added some Fall Native Plant Sale dates to the schedule! 

CLICK HERE for the latest sale dates for our Southport and Wilmington locations.
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.

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! 
Owl Prowls: Mark Your Calendars!

Join us for our popular Owl Prowls this Fall. We'll visit some of our region's most owl-friendly habitats, where we hope to hear and/or see a variety of owls in action!

Friday Sept 8 | 6:30 - 9 pm | Carolina Beach State Park
Friday Oct 6 | 6 - 8:30 pm | Ev-Henwood Preserve

$35 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Last year’s Owl Prowls sold out quickly, so don’t delay if you want a spot! 
$45 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop in or call soon to reserve your spot!
Don't forget to recycle your empty flowerpots with us - our native plant partners/growers put them to great use!