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

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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! Bird House Painting Workshop
Thursday, December 7 | 3:15 - 4:45
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Location

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

Wintering Birds of the Carolinas Program
Saturday December 9 | 9:15 - 10:30 
Temptations Everyday Gourmet and WB&G Sidewalk, Hanover Center
​Join Wild Bird & Garden and noted ornithologist Dr. James Parnell for a program on the great variety of birds that can be found in Southeastern North Carolina during the winter months, with special emphasis on those species that are not found here in other seasons. This program is free and sure to be informative, so invite a friend to come and learn about our wonderful winter visitors!

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 - 3
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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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!

See what we're up to on Instagram!
Our thanks to Donna Moore Thompson for this fantastic Red-tailed Hawk!
Lake Mattamuskeet and Outer Banks Birding Adventure
Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3

Join Wild Bird & Garden guides Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner for our 4th annual weekend of winter birding around Lake Mattamuskeet and the Outer Banks. We'll be visiting our favorite local birding hot spots and habitats, which should yield a fantastic variety of birds.
CLICK HERE for pricing and itinerary information.
Space is limited, registration is required and due by November 15.
​ Birding Day Trip:
Huntington Beach State Park
Wednesday, November 29 | 9:00 - 2:00

Join us for a special birding day trip to Huntington Beach State Park. Located just south of Myrtle Beach SC, the park offers a rich variety of wildlife habitats: freshwater marsh, tidal salt marsh, beach/rock jetty, maritime forest, and hardwood forest. No matter what the season, this park always hosts a wide range of species and provides a memorable day of birding!

​Cost is $45 per person. Participants provide own lunch and transportation. Registration required and space is limited.
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Duck Quest! Birding Day
Thursday, December 7 | 8:00 - 2:00

Native Plant Sales - They'll Be Back!
Our Native Plant Sales are finished for this year, but have no fear: we'll be scheduling more for 2018!  
In the meantime, you can still bring us your empty plastic flowerpots - our growers will put them to great use!
Can't make it to one of our trips, classes, excursions, etc? Please see Wild Bird & Garden's Cancellation Policy.
Toys for Tots

Jeff Lewis
Jeff Lewis
Gretchen Schramm
Optics Swap: November 1 - 30

Are your binoculars or scopes more rusty than trusty? Bring them in during our annual Optics Swap, and trade them for $25 OFF the purchase of any new optics in our stores!
Join us for an all-around-town search for ducks! A tremendous variety of ducks spend their winters in our region, and we’ll be visiting some of our favorite local waterfowl hotspots to see them. Invite a friend (or a whole flock!) and join us for this special day of birding!
Cost is $35 per person. Participants provide own transportation (we’ll help arrange carpools). Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
We are a Toys For Tots drop-off location! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to either of our stores, and we'll thank you by giving you 10% OFF any one regular-price item (excludes optics). Thank you!
We are thrilled to welcome special guest speaker, Dr. James Parnell!
Get creative with Wild Bird & Garden! Artist Kathleen McLeod will lead a workshop where we will paint plain wooden birdhouses, transforming them to decorative masterpieces that will be perfect for many years of outdoor use. No painting experience is necessary - the only difficult part will be deciding if you should keep your bird house or gift it to someone special during the holidays. Invite a friend for a fun afternoon of art in beautiful Southport!
Class fee is $20 per person and participants will receive 15% off any bird house in the store for their project. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited! Give our Southport store a call at (910) 457-9453 to register soon.