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! 

Lake Waccamaw Birding Day Trip
Wednesday, February 21 | 9:00 - 2:00

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

We are busy planning our 2018 schedule of programs and events. If you have a super idea for a program, birding destination, or other special event, we'd love to hear it. Give us a call or stop by!

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!
Happy New Year!​

In 2018, resolve to 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.
​ Spring Semester Birding Class:
Birding by Habitat
February 15 - April 26

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Duck Quest! Birding Day
Thursday, February 8 | 9:00 - 2:00

Fort Macon/Atlantic Beach Birding Day Trip
Wednesday, March 14 | 9:00 - 2:00

Join us for a special birding day trip to Fort Macon State Park/Atlantic Beach! Located just east of Morehead City NC, the area offers a nice variety of wildlife habitats and super early-Spring birding opportunities in an historic setting. 

Can't make it to one of our trips, classes, excursions, etc? Please see Wild Bird & Garden's Cancellation Policy.
Winter Warmup Sale

Offer the birds in your yard a warm winter welcome with some of their favorite garden features.

Enjoy cool winter savings on these bird-friendly basics, now through January 31! 
20% OFF:
All Bird Houses
All Bird Baths
All Bird Feeders

Also, be sure to check out our special After-Christmas Sale tables: 40% OFF ALL HOLIDAY ITEMS!
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 required.
Expand your birding skills and experiences while enjoying the company of other birding enthusiasts! Join Wild Bird & Garden’s guides and instructors David Weesner and Jill Peleuses for a fun class that will teach key birding skills such as identification by field marks and calls while offering special focus on the types of birds that you can expect to see in a range of regional habitats. We’ll see a wide variety of birds, and you’ll have a great time becoming a birding pro! CLICK HERE for details.
Join us for a special birding trip to Lake Waccamaw State Park! The park covers over 2000 acres along the shores of Lake Waccamaw, a Carolina Bay and one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. We’ll explore the diverse habitats found in this area with our binoculars at the ready: at this time of year, we’ll expect to see plenty of waterfowl on the lake and a nice variety of birds along the trails through the pine and bay forests.
Cost for the trip is $45 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call or visit for more details and to register.
Class is $75 per person. Space is limited, and registration is required. Participants will need to provide own binoculars and transportation. Stop by or give us a call to register soon! 
Cost for the trip is $45 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call or visit for more details and to register.