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, 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 a variety of fall migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this fun life-long hobby! The class will consist of four sessions/trips, all 8 - 10 am:
Sept 14 Fall Migration & Bird Identification Program OLLI Classroom
With Jill Peleuses Owner, Wild Bird & Garden
Sept 15 Airlie Gardens Bird Walk
With Jill Peleuses & Jennifer O’Keefe, Environmental Education Airlie Gardens
October 13 Carolina Beach State Park
With Jill Peleuses
November 10 Greenfield Lake
With Jill Peleuses
For more information or to register, visit the OLLI website.
New Holiday Merchandise Arriving!
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
SOUTHPORT: Tuesday, December 8 | 9:00 - 10:30 am
WILMINGTON: Saturday, December 12 | 9:15 - 10:30 am
Join Wild Bird & Garden for a free program all about ducks! Our region is lucky to host a nice variety of these interesting birds during the cooler months of the year. Come out and learn all about the various ducks that you can expect to see at our area’s lakes, ponds, and beaches this winter!
Binoculars Raffle Fundraiser
Drawing at our Wilmington Location | Saturday, December 12 3:00 pm
We are raffling off a pair of Vortex Talon HD 8x42 binoculars (a $569 value!) with all proceeds going to our friends at Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter. Tickets are $7 each or just $15 for three. Be sure to stop in and grab some tickets for a chance at a VERY nice pair of binoculars!
Have an 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: (910) 343-6001 or (910) 457-9453.
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 - 3:00
Join us at our Southport location from 9 - 10 a.m. on the 4th Friday of the month for The Southport Chirp. Bring your questions, interesting bird sightings, photos, and stories to share with other local bird lovers. Spend a little time chatting with other people who enjoy birds just as much as you do!
No November Chirp: Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Fall Semester Birding Class
September 10 - November 19, 2015
Jewelers' Evening With Mitzy Jonkheer
Tuesday, December 8 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm
You’ve admired her work in her gallery, in boutiques across the region, in magazines and movies, and in our store. Join us for a special Jewelers’ Evening with Mitzy Jonkheer, known for her simple and elegant designs inspired by nature. Learn the basics of jewelry making, and create your own unique wearable work of art!
No experience necessary. Class fee is $75 per person, space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Call (910) 343-6001 to reserve a spot!
Lake Mattamuskeet & Outer Banks Winter Birding Adventure
Friday December 4 - Sunday December 6, 2015
When You Want the Best Views: Swarovski Optik
Looking for the very highest quality in optics? You're looking for Swarovski! Whether you're in the market for Swarovski binoculars, spotting scopes, or digiscoping and optics accessories, Wild Bird & Garden can special order absolutely anything you like from the Swarovski Optik line. Stop in or give us a call for unparalleled optics for your next birding adventure!
The Wild Bird & Garden Optics Swap
November 12 - 30
Join Wild Bird & Garden for a weekend of birding around some of our state’s best winter wildlife hotspots. Highlights include Lake Mattamuskeet NWR, Pea Island NWR, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Oregon Inlet, and oceanfront lodging. CLICK HERE for details and itinerary. Reservations required by Nov. 15, space is limited, reserve your spot today!
New In Our Stores: Birding/Field Bags by Pajaro!
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!
We had a super time during our Fall Semester Birding Class! Watch this space for more info on our Spring Semester Birding Class, coming soon!
We are raffling off a pair of Vortex Talon HD 8x42 binoculars (a $569 value!) with all proceeds going to our friends at Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter!
Tickets are $7 each, or $15 for three tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday December 12th at our Wilmington location. You don't need to be present to win, but you DO need to stop in and buy some tickets for your chance to win a great prize while supporting a very worthy cause. Good luck!
Wonderful winter-y items are arriving daily! We have a fantastic variety of nature-inspired ornaments, decor, gifts, and more from our very favorite vendors and local artists...come and see what's new!
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Free Little Library in Southport
Our Free Little Library is really coming along! Donate any book to help us stock our library's shelves, and we'll give you 10% OFF just about anything in the store! (Sorry, optics excluded.)
Have your binoculars seen better days? Does your spotting scope bring the word “vintage” to mind? Bring us your tired old binoculars and/or scopes, and we’ll swap ‘em for a $25 discount off any new optics in our stores. This is a great chance to get a nice deal on the very latest in optics technology!
At Wild Bird & Garden, we offer an exciting variety of goodies for birds, the yard, the garden, and all of the nature lovers on your holiday shopping list. Bird houses, baths, and feeders; art for the garden and home; beautiful jewelry and luxurious lotions; binoculars and spotting scopes; unique, nature-inspired gifts; holiday decor and holiday bird food (we have seed wreaths!); the freshest bird seed in town; and expert advice on all of your bird-related questions...we have something special for everyone! Come and see us soon!