At Wild Bird & Garden, we offer an exciting variety of goodies for birds, the home, the garden, and you.

Bird Houses, Baths, and Feeders • Art and Decor for the Garden and Home • Beautiful Jewelry and Luxurious Lotions and Soaps • Binoculars and Spotting Scopes • Field Guides and Books • Nature-Inspired Gifts • Bird Walks and Birding Excursions • Fresh Bird Seed and Suet Varieties and Blends • Locally-Crafted Gifts • Friendly, Expert Advice on Birds and Birding • and more!

We have something special for just about everyone. Come and see us soon!

At Wild Bird & Garden, we offer an exciting variety of goodies for birds, the home, the garden, and you.

Bird Houses, Baths, and Feeders • Art and Decor for the Garden and Home • Beautiful Jewelry and Luxurious Lotions and Soaps • Binoculars and Spotting Scopes • Field Guides and Books • Nature-Inspired Gifts • Bird Walks and Birding Excursions • Fresh Bird Seed and Suet Varieties and Blends • Locally-Crafted Gifts • Friendly, Expert Advice on Birds and Birding • and more!




We're not just for the birds; we have something special for everyone. We hope you'll come and see us soon!
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 Outings
Join us the second Wednesday of each month 8-9:30 for a masked, socially distanced Bird Walk at Airlie Gardens. Purchase tickets and view the schedule here







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Bird-Friendly Native Plants
Want to learn more about native plants? Audubon North Carolina offers a fantastic resource of information! You can check it out HERE.



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)










Feeder-Cleaning
Basics

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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Our thanks to Mariah Brazil for this photogenic Red-bellied Woodpecker!










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Looking for an informative 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.
We love to see your nature pictures. Share them with us on our Facebook page and we'll highlight them here!
CLASS ONE: Tuesday November 2, 2021| 6:30-8:00 pm
Lecture: at the Wilmington Store| Online option available

Winter Birds: Who is here, how they survive, and what they need 
In this class we will focus on winter biology. We will discuss which species spend their winters here and why. We will also talk about the benefits and challenges species face in their winter habitats. By the end of this lecture, you will have a deeper appreciation for birds during the winter and a better understanding of what you can do to help them stay healthy the whole year through!

CLASS TWO: Tuesday November 9 | 8:30-10:30 am 
Field Trip: Fort Fisher 
Here we will see a variety of bird species utilizing coastal resources such as mud flats and the tidal zone through the winter.

CLASS THREE: Tuesday November 16 | 8:30-10:30 am
Field Trip: Burnt Mill Creek 
During this field trip we will see a mix of local songbirds taking advantage of shrubs, berries, and human-influenced environments.

Native Plant Sales Are Back!
We are delighted to be teaming up with wonderful local growers Joyce and Mindy from Going Native Gardens to offer a series of popup Native Plant Sales this Spring. Watch the email newsletters for pre-order opportunities! If you see something you like, call us up and order some plants that will encourage a variety of beneficial wildlife to visit and thrive in your garden oasis!













Limited In-store Service and Curbside  Service Available
Both Wild Bird and Garden locations will be open limited hours for minimal in-store customers, no more than 5, with masks covering both the mouth and nose. We are still happy to process your purchases via phone for curbside service, and your order and receipt will be ready when you arrive!
CHECK WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES
Thanks so much for your support, and please be well!
Southport Hours:
Mon thru Sat: 10 - 2

For Southport Service:
(910) 457-9453
Wilmington Hours:
Mon thru Sat: 10 - 4
Sun: 12-4
For Wilmington Service:
(910) 343-6001
We want you to know that the health and safety of our customers and staff is our highest priority. Watch this space for updates on our hours and store policies.
Quality Bird Seed Makes A Difference

















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.
Seed is available in 5 and 20 pound bags - some select options are available in 25 pounds 
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Which birds eat Sunflower: Cardinals, Chickadees, Finches, Titmice, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, and many more!


Which birds eat Shell-free Sunflower: Bluebirds, Warblers, Indigo Buntings, Cardinals, Chickadees, Finches, Titmice, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, and many more!

Which birds eat Safflower: Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Finches, Titmice, White-breasted nuthatches, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, and many more!

Who doesn't like safflower: Squirrels, Grackles, Starlings


Winter Birding Class: What birds need during winter and which species to expect
During the winter, some birds face very different conditions than they do during the summer. In this class we will discuss birds’ overwinter survival, different strategies birds employ for surviving winter, energy requirements, behavior, and which species we can expect to see locally. Then, to cap it all off, we will enjoy two great field trips to local birding spots to see great winter birds, observe their behavior and adaptations.​
BINOCULARS!
If you are finding yourself at home more often these days, and you'd like to get better views of the birds and other wildlife around you, we suggest getting a good pair of binoculars! We carry a variety of great brands in all different sizes, so come in and try some out!

CLASS ONE: Saturday Sept. 4 | 8-9:30 am
Field Trip:Birding together at Burnt Mill Creek

CLASS TWO: Tuesday Sept. 7 | 6:30-8 pm
Lecture: Fall Migration at the WBG Wilmington store location 

CLASS THREE: Saturday Sept. 11 | 8-9:30 am
Field Trip: Birding together at Greenfield Lake


Fall Migration Class
UPCOMING CLASSES
Come join us for Fall migration! Wild Bird & Garden’s guides and instructors, Jill Peleuses and Marae Lindquist West, are leading a fun and informative class that will guide you through the species and migration strategies that will be on display in the skies this fall. One lecture and two field trips will prepare you for all the migration birding you can handle! We’ll see a wide variety of birds out in the field, and you’ll have a great time becoming a migration expert!
Each of these classes is $65 per person. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Participants provide their own binoculars and transportation. 
*Mask wearing is expected and required on field trips
Stop by either store or give us a call at (910) 343-6001 to register soon! 

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