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?  Don't forget 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! 

Spring Birding Class at OLLI
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina 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 spring migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this lifelong hobby!
​Feb 13 Nesting Birds of North Carolina Program (OLLI Classroom)
With Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden 
Feb 14 Airlie Gardens
With Jill Peleuses and and Jennifer O'Keefe, Airlie Environmental Educator
March 14 Orton Pond & Brunswick Town
With Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner
April 11 Southport Bird Walk
With Dave Weesner, Wild Bird & Garden staff member and birding enthusiast
May 9 Wrightsville Beach Shorebirds
With Jill Peleuses and Lindsay Addison of Audubon NC 

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

Prepare for Spring Nesting Program (Native Plant Sale in Southport)
SOUTHPORT: Thurs February 2 | 9:00 - 10:00 am, Plants 10:00 - 12:30
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store, 105 E Brown St Southport
WILMINGTON: Sat February 11 | 9:15 - 10:30 am
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
Join us for a free program to learn what you can do to prepare for the best chance of nesting success right in your yard. Learn about the nesting habitat preferences and needs of our most common springtime nesting birds, and how you can set out the welcome mat for feathered families. Bonus Native Plant Sale after the Southport program from 10 - 12:30!

Bluebirds Workshop
SOUTHPORT: Thurs March 2 | 9:00 - 10:00
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store, 105 E Brown St Southport
WILMINGTON: Sat March 11 | 9:15 - 10:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
Join us for a free program on the Eastern Bluebird. Learn all about one of our area’s most vibrant songbirds, their habitat and food preferences, and how to attract them to your yard. Nesting season is right around the corner!

Welcoming Native Wildlife Program
Saturday, March 4 | 9:15 - 10:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
​Join us as Cape Fear Audubon Society President Charley Winterbauer presents a free program about the native trees and plants of southeastern NC and how they benefit our local birds and other wildlife. Learn how you can create a native habitat for the birds, butterflies, bees, and beneficial insects in our community!

We are currently working on our 2017 schedule of programs and events. Have a great event idea or thoughts on a topic you'd like to see us cover? Stop in or give us a call! 

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

Bird-Friendly Coffee
Now Available!

All Internet Sales Final.
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 Pete Strawbridge for this fantastic Baltimore Oriole!
Plucky the Lucky Pelican Books

Written and illustrated locally, this special book follows a very lucky pelican from rescue to rehabilitation and release back to the wild. A true story with lots of heroes and a happy ending! All proceeds benefit Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter and Audubon NC.

Now in stock: Birds & Beans whole bean and ground coffee!

Birds & Beans uses only the finest organic, shade-grown, bird-friendly coffee and is certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Not only is the coffee grown in a bird-friendly manner, but Birds & Beans donates more than 10% of their profits to a variety of bird and nature organizations. Stop in and pick some up today!
Wild Bird & Garden Spring Classes:
Registration Now Open!

Spring Semester Native Plants Class
February 2 - May 20
Curious about native plants and how to incorporate them into your backyard habitat? Join Wild Bird & Garden’s Jill Peleuses and local entomologist, owner of Doghobble Native Plants, and Star-News contributor Sam Marshall 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 wildlife-friendly native landscape right in your yard.
CLICK HERE for more details.

Spring Semester Birding Class
February 8 - April 13
Are you interested in expanding your birding skills and experiences? Join Wild Bird & Garden’s guides and instructors David Weesner and Jill Peleuses for a fun class that will take your birding skills to the next level. We’ll be learning how to identify birds by their appearance, behavior, and vocalizations, and then heading out to some of the best birding hotspots in the area to put our skills to use. You’ll be a birding pro before you know it!
CLICK HERE for more details.
Winter Welcome Sale On Now!

Huntington Beach SP Birding Adventure
Wednesday, January 25 | 9:00 - 2:00

Find Something Special at
Wild Bird & Garden

Just $17.99!
Join Wild Bird & Garden’s Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner for a special birding day trip to Huntington Beach State Park! Located just south of Myrtle Beach SC, the park offers an incredible variety 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're looking forward to exploring it with you! 
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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. Come and see us soon! ​
Chilly winter weather is arriving - offer the birds in your yard a warm welcome with some of their favorite garden features! Now through January 31, enjoy COOL savings on bird-friendly basics:

Cost is $45 per person. Participants provide their own lunch and transportation. Registration is required and space is limited. Call or visit soon to register!
20% OFF
Sale applies to in-stock items only.
And be sure to check out our after-Christmas sale tables! We still have lots of nice holiday and winter-themed items available for 40% off.
All post-holiday item sales final.