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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.
Greetings from Wild Bird & Garden
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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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
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
Nesting Season Basics & Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thursday June 1
Program 9:00 - 10:00 | Plants 10:00 - 12:30
Wild Bird & Garden Southport 105 E Brown Street
WILMINGTON: Saturday, June 3
Program 9:15 - 10:30 | Plants 10 - 12:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet/WB&G Sidewalk, Hanover Center
Join us for a free program on the basics of Nesting Season. Learn all about the preferred nesting habitat for many of our area's breeding birds, how to encourage nesting in your yard, and how you can help promote a successful nesting season. We’ll have great tips you’ll be able to use right from the start of nesting and all the way through to the end of baby bird season.
Special Native Plant Sales after the programs!
Birding History and Field Techniques Program
Saturday, June 3 | 9:15 - 10:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
Join Wild Bird & Garden and biologist Ben Watkins for a program on the history of birding and the time-tested techniques used by birders to locate and identify various species of birds in the field. Learn all about the origins of birding, and pick up a few tips that will be sure to come in handy during your next big birding adventure. This program is free and open to all!
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!
(Located in Castle Hayne, Serving Cape Fear region)
(Located in Oak Island, Serving Cape Fear region)
(Raptors only; Located in Rocky Point, Serving Cape Fear region)
Mon - Sat: 10 - 6
Sunday: 1 - 5
Mon - Sat: 10 - 4
Be Ready for Hummingbirds!
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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!
We are teaming up with some wonderful local growers to offer a full schedule of Native Plant Sales at both Wild Bird & Garden locations again this year!
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
Coral Honeysuckle Pre-Sale
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
Fall Semester Birding Class
September 13 - November 9
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!
Busy in the Garden?
Recycle those empty flowerpots with us!
After a busy day of planting in the garden, don’t toss all of those empty plastic flowerpots in the trash – bring them to Wild Bird & Garden for recycling and reuse!
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.
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!
Due to popular demand we are bringing back our Owl Prowls this Fall. Join us for at some of our region's most owl-friendly habitats, where we hope to hear and/or see Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, and Eastern Screen Owls in action!
Friday, September 8: Carolina Beach State Park
Friday, October 6: 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!
We are now taking pre-orders for Coral Honeysuckle plants. Coral Honeysuckle is a beautiful and versatile native plant that works wonders in attracting a variety of birds to its colorful blooms. It’s one of our very favorites and always sells out quickly!
$45 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop in or call soon to reserve your spot!
Plants are $8 each and will be ready for pick-up on August 19 at our Wilmington location.