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.
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!
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!
Lake Mattamuskeet & Outer Banks
Fri Nov 30 - Sun Dec 2
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
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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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 Donna Moore Thompson for this fantastic Red-tailed Hawk!
Fall Migration Birding Blitz Day Trips
Birding Kayaking Excursions
Join us for our popular Fall Owl Prowls! We'll be exploring a variety of local owl-friendly habitats with the goal of hearing and/or seeing our favorite regional owls in action!
Cost for each Prowl is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Owl Prowls fill up quickly!
Ready for some adventure? Join Wild Bird & Garden and Mahanaim Adventures for some great birding out on our local waters. Excursions include all kayak equipment and guide services; both single and tandem boats are available, and all skill levels are welcome. To register, please call Mahanaim Adventures: (910) 547-8252.
Sept 12 (Wed):
Sunset on the Cape Fear
4:30-7:30 pm | $45
Oct 23 (Tue):
Town Creek Full Moon/Owls
3:30-8:30 pm | $55
A variety of birds move through the Cape Fear region during fall migration, and you never know what exciting new species you may see from one day to the next. It's a great time for birding right here in our area! Join us as we visit our favorite local hotspots on a quest for fall migrant sightings:
Calling All Green Thumbs! Our friends at Going Native Gardens are back for Fall Native Plant Sales: CLICK HERE for schedule. Join us for our 5th annual weekend of winter birding at Lake Mattamuskeet and the Outer Banks. We'll be visiting local birding hot spots and habitats, which should yield an impressive variety of birds. Details HERE.
Cost for the trip includes beachfront hotel on Nags Head and is $335 (Ocean View) or $315 (Sound View). Prices are per person, double occupancy.
Wed Oct 17 | 5:30 - 8:30pm | Brunswick, Lee Buck Rd
Wed Oct 24 | 5:30 - 8:30pm | Carolina Beach State Park
Huntington Beach State Park Birding Day Trip
Pre-registration is required by Nov 1 and space is limited. Call or stop in soon to register for this fun annual event!
Join us for a special fall migration birding day trip to Huntington Beach State Park! Located just south of Myrtle Beach SC, the park offers an incredible variety of wildlife habitats and birds.
FULL: Birds of SE NC: Birdwatching By Habitat
Sept 10 - Nov 20 (Registration begins Aug 22) | $59
Fall Semester Native Plants Class
Sept 19 - Nov 7 | $75
For details, Click Here. Call or visit our stores to register.
Birding 101 With Leland Parks and Rec
Oct 11 - Oct 25 | $35 for Leland residents, $45 all others
Space is limited; registration required. Call or stop in for more details and to reserve!
New Fall Birding and Native Plant Classes:
Have your bird feeders seen better days? Bring us your tired old feeder and get 20% OFF a new one. We will swap for any feeder in any condition, so come on in!
Wed Oct 3|Fort Fisher Area Birding Blitz | 8:30 – 2:30
Fri Nov 16|Brunswick County Birding Blitz | 8:30 – 2:30
$35 each. Registration required, and space is limited. Stop in or call for details and to reserve!