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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See what we're up to on Instagram!
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| 8:30-10:30 am
Field Trip: Carolina Beach
CLASS TWO: Tuesday November 9 | 8:30-10:30 am 
Field Trip: Fort Fisher 
CLASS THREE: Tuesday November 16 | 8:30-10:30 am
Field Trip: Burnt Mill Creek 


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. We will enjoy three great field trips to local birding spots to see great winter birds, observe their behavior and their 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!
UPCOMING CLASSES
Each of these classes is $65 per person. The Owl Prowl is $45 per date per person. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Participants provide their own binoculars and transportation. 
Stop by either store or give us a call at (910) 343-6001 to register soon! 

Come see us for beautiful, family-made in North Carolina houses and feeders!
Fall Semester Native Plants Class
It is time again for our Fall Semester Native Plants Class! Join Jill and local native plant expert, Patrick Bradshaw, this fall to learn about our favorite native plants, especially those that attract and host wildlife! This year we are adventuring for all three classes to see native plants in their natural habitats, and in the well curated gardens of local experts. We will learn about which plants thrive here and which among them are great for hosting local wildlife.
CLASS 1: Saturday Sept. 25 | 8-9:30 am
Field Trip: Carolina Beach
CLASS 2: Saturday October 2 | 8-9:30 am
Field Trip: New Hanover County Arboretum
CLASS 3: Saturday October 23| 8-9:30 am
Field Trip: Patrick’s Garden

Breakfast with the Birds!

Join Jill and Wilmington Water Tours for a birding excursion while enjoying a continental breakfast on board. 

"The Cape Fear area is a perfect spot for our feathered friends, as they are either nesting for winter or stopping by on their journey south. You have the expertise of three bird guides aboard to help you spot and identify the bird species on this one-of-a-kind Cape Fear River tour!" 
Click here to register!

Registration for this class is closed
Owl Prowl & Evening Birding
Fall is a great time to see owls on the move! These whimsical and majestic birds are usually very quiet and discreet, but with a little practice and luck, we will see them set out to hunt for the evening or hear contact calls! And, although there is never a guarantee that owls will reveal themselves to us, there are other fun birds and bird behaviors to see around dusk. We will get to see birds moving toward roosting sites and grabbing some snacks before they turn in for the night! So, meet us around sundown and be ready for something a little different!
We are offering this outing twice, each date requires a separate registration

Option 1: Thursday Nov. 18 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Burnt Mill Creek
Option 2: Friday Nov. 19 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Burnt Mill Creek

This event is closed