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. 

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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! 

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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! 

Birding Kayaking Excursions

​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
 (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
(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


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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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 Donna Moore Thompson for this fantastic Red-tailed Hawk!
​Quality Bird Seed Makes A Difference

 Fall Owl Prowls

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Lake Mattamuskeet & Outer Banks
Birding Weekend
Fri Nov 30 - Sun Dec 2

New OLLI Class!
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina: Birdwatching by Habitat
With Wild Bird & Garden's Jill Peleuses

This class will focus on birds and their habitats. We will venture to the coast, marsh and woodlands to discover a variety of species in their natural environments. Located along the “Atlantic Flyway” Southeastern North Carolina is a haven for many different bird species. Join us to observe and learn how to identify fall migrants, shorebirds, and resident backyard songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this lifelong hobby!

Sept 10 Birding By Habitat & Bird Identification Class
Sept 18 Airlie Gardens: Birds of the Marsh, Woodland and Fresh Water
Oct 16 Oakdale Cemetery: Woodland Birds and Songbirds 
Nov 20 Wrightsville Beach: Birds of the Shore 

For more information or to register, you can visit OLLI online or call (910) 962-3195. Registration starts 8/22!
Can't make it to one of our trips, classes, excursions, etc? Please see Wild Bird & Garden's Cancellation Policy.
Join us for our popular Fall Owl Prowls! We'll be exploring a variety of local owl-friendly habitats with the goal of hearing and/or seeing our favorite regional owls in action! 
Cost for each Prowl is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. 
Owl Prowls fill up quickly!

Ready for some adventure? Join Wild Bird & Garden and Mahanaim Adventures for some great birding out on our local waters. Most excursions are $45 per person ($55 for the extended Full Moon Owl Trip), and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available for all excursions, and all skill levels are welcome. To register, call: (910) 547-8252.

Sept 12 (Wed):
Sunset on the Cape Fear
4:30-7:30 pm | $45

Oct 23 (Tue):
Town Creek Full Moon/Owls
3:30-8:30 pm | $55

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.
Thanks to all who visited our Spring Native Plant Sales! After a Summer hiatus, we'll be back with a series of Fall sales: CLICK HERE for schedule.

Join us for our 5th annual weekend of winter birding at Lake Mattamuskeet and the Outer Banks. We'll be visiting local birding hot spots and habitats, which should yield an impressive variety of birds. Details HERE

Cost for the trip includes beachfront hotel on Nags Head and is $335 (Ocean View) or $315 (Sound View). Prices are per person, double occupancy.
Wed Sept 5 | 6:30 - 9:30pm | Carolina Beach State Park
Wed Oct 17 | 5:30 - 8:30pm | Brunswick, Lee Buck Rd
Wed Oct 24 | 5:30 - 8:30pm | Carolina Beach State Park
Huntington Beach State Park Birding Day Trip
Pre-registration is required by Nov 1 and space is limited. Call or stop in soon to register for this fun annual event! 
Photos: Jeff Lewis
​Join us for a special fall migration birding day trip to Huntington Beach State Park! Located just south of Myrtle Beach SC, the park offers an incredible variety of wildlife habitats and birds.

Birds of SE NC: Birdwatching By Habitat
Sept 10 - Nov 20 (Registration begins Aug 22) | $59
Call or visit Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW for details and to register. (910) 962-3195

Fall Semester Native Plants Class
Sept 19 - Nov 7 | $75
For details, Click Here. Call or visit our stores to register.

Birding 101 With Leland Parks and Rec
Oct 11 - Oct 25 | $35 for Leland residents, $45 all others
For details or to register, visit Leland Parks & Rec

Fri Oct 12 | 9 - 2 | $45
Space is limited; registration required. Call or stop in for more details and to reserve!

New Fall Birding and Native Plant Classes:
Coming Soon!