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!
Fall Birding Class at OLLI
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina & Fall Migration with Wild Bird & Garden's Jill Peleuses
Located along the “Atlantic Flyway”, Southeastern NC is a haven for many different bird species. Join us to discover the birds living in and moving through our region, and birdwatch in some of our area’s great birding hotspots. Throughout this class, students observe and learn how to identify fall migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this fun life-long hobby!
Sept 12 Fall Migration and Bird Identification Program (OLLI Classroom)
With Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden
Sept 13 Fort Fisher Historic Site
With Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner, Wild Bird & Garden staff and birding expert
Oct 10 Airlie Gardens Evening Bird Walk (Owls/Nocturnal/Roosting Birds)
With Jill Peleuses and Jennifer O'Keefe, Airlie Environmental Educator
Nov 8 Greenfield Lake Bird Walk
With Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden
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
Monarchs and Milkweed Program & Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thurs, August 25 | 9:00 - 10:00 | Plant Sale 10 - 12:30
Wild Bird & Garden Store 105 E Brown Street, Southport
WILMINGTON: Sat August 27 | 9:15 - 10:30 | Plant Sale 10 - 12:30 & 2 - 4
Join us for a FREE program on the relationship between Monarch butterflies and milkweed. Learn how you can support these dazzling butterflies during their migration. After the program, be sure to pick up some milkweed for your garden at our special native plant sales!
Have a great idea for a program you'd like to see at Wild Bird & Garden? We'd love to hear it!
Stop in or give us a call - we welcome your suggestions!
Southport: 910 457-9453 or Wilmington: 910 343-6001
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: 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00
Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 4:00
Fall Semester Birding Class
September 15 - November 17, 2016
Our popular Fall Semester Birding Class schedule of classes is up and ready for reservations! CLICK HERE for more information, and give us a call ASAP to reserve your spot.
Class is $75 per person and space is limited. Pre-registration required.
Rachel Carson Reserve Birding Kayaking Adventure
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Pass the Sleigh Bells and the Sunscreen:
It's Time for Wild Bird & Garden's
Christmas in July Sale!
All Internet Sales Final.
Now through July 31, be sure to stop in to take advantage of some SUPER deals:
All Bird Houses: 20% OFF
All Bird Baths: 20% OFF
All Jewelry: 20% OFF
Plus, we're running our famous seed sale where you will save 15% off the purchase of five or more bags! (Mix and match if you like!)
What a great chance to stock up on gifts, pick up a treat for yourself or your garden, and keep those hungry birds well-fed...all at unbeatable prices!
Sale ends 7/31/15, and applies to in-stock items only. Come see us soon for the best selection!
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 Tommy & Lynda Barham for this fantastic Eastern Kingbird!
Join Us for Native Plant Sales!
We're proud to partner with some great local growers to bring you a full schedule of native plant sales! CLICK HERE for dates, times, and locations.
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!
Ready for adventure? Join Wild Bird & Garden and Mahanaim Adventures for some great birding out on our local waters. Tours are $45 per person, and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available for all tours. These trips fill up quickly and reservations are required, so call or stop in either store location to reserve today!
Our Upcoming Local Tour Schedule:
Sept 21 | 9:00 – 12:00 | Moore's Creek
Oct. 16 | 8:30 – 11:30 | Holly Shelter Creek
New! Fall Semester Native Plants Class
September 1 - November 3, 2016
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.
Class is $65 per person and space is limited. For more details on class schedule and topics, CLICK HERE. We're joining with Mahanaim Adventures for a special birding and kayaking excursion at the Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve. Located directly across the historic town of Beaufort NC, the reserve is a complex of small islands and associated salt marshes and tidal flats that hosts a stunning variety of wildlife, including shorebirds, dolphins, sea turtles, and wild horses. Spend an unforgettable day exploring this pristine estuarine environment!
Cost for the trip is $90 per person, and includes all kayaking equipment and guide services. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call or visit Wild Bird & Garden in Wilmington (910) 343 6001 or Southport (910) 457 9453 to register for this adventure!
SUPER STUDENT SPECIAL: Enroll in both classes for $125
(a $15 savings!)