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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. 







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Have friends in faraway places?  Don't forget 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, Nikon, Eagle Optics and Vortex! 

Spring Birding Class at OLLI
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina Spring Nesting Season 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 spring migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds during nesting season.  You’ll soon be hooked on this fun life-long hobby!

Feb. 8 Spring Nesting Season and Bird Identification Program (OLLI Classroom) with Jill Peleuses, owner, Wild Bird & Garden 
Feb. 9 Oakdale Cemetery with Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner, Wild Bird & Garden staff and birding expert 
March 8 New Hanover County Arboretum and Oleander Memorial Cemetery with Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner, Wild Bird & Garden staff and birding expert 
April 12 Wrightsville Beach with Jill Peleuses and N.C. Audubon bird steward 
May 10 Ev-Henwood with Jill Peleuses and Gretchen Schramm, Cape Fear Audubon Society
For more information, visit the OLLI website.
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

Painted Bunting Talk & Walk and Native Plant Sale
Thursday, May 5 | 9 - 11 (Talk & Walk) 10 -12:30 (Plant Sale)
Dry St Pub & Pizza | Downtown Southport | Wild Bird & Garden
Learn about our area's most colorful bird during this free program, and then take a relaxed walk to find some Painted Buntings in downtown Southport. Breakfast options will be available during the talk, and we’ll be having a special native plant sale on the porch – spend a fun morning with Wild Bird & Garden and Painted Buntings!

Bluebird Workshop & Native Plant Sales
Saturday, May 7 | 9:15 - 10:30 am (Program) | 10 - 12:30 & 2 - 4 (Plants)
Temptations Everyday Gourmet (Program) WB&G Sidewalk (Plants)
Join us for a free program on the Eastern Bluebird. Learn all about one of our area’s most vibrant songbirds and how to attract them to visit, nest, and REnest right in your yard. After the program, check out our native plant sales with Slatestone Gardens and My Garden Plants Company...just in time for Mother's Day!

Native Plants and Butterflies Program & PLANTPALOOZA!
Saturday, May 21 | 9:15 - 10:30 (Program) 10 - 4 (Plantpalooza)
Temptations Everyday Gourmet and WB&G, Hanover Center
Join Airlie Gardens’ environmental educator Jennifer O'Keefe for a free program on the relationship between native plants and butterflies. Learn how you can create a native habitat suitable for every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle right in your yard. Be sure to pick up some wildlife-friendly plants and check out some micro-workshops at our annual Plantpalooza event running from 10 - 4...more details coming soon!

Hummingbird Program
Saturday, May 28 | 9:15 - 10:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
Hummingbirds - they're dazzling, they're tiny, and they're tough...and always a thrill to see! Join us for a free program on hummingbirds. Come and learn all about these unique birds that we are so fortunate to have in our area, and how you can attract them to frequent your yard. No registration necessary!

​Have a suggestion for a program? Let us know! Stop in or give us a call; we'd love to hear your ideas! 
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
 910-602-6633
(Raptors only; Located in Rocky Point, Serving Cape Fear region)
Store Hours




WILMINGTON STORE:

Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00
SOUTHPORT STORE:

Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: Closed
Birding/Field Bags
by Pajaro









Spring Semester Birding Class
February 11 - May 12
Our Spring Class is underway. Give us a call if you'd like to reserve a spot for Fall! Current students: CLICK HERE for spring session field trip schedule and locations
New For Your Garden: Native Seed Bombs and Blends!





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We love to see your nature pictures. Share them with us on our Facebook page and we'll highlight them here!
At Wild Bird & Garden, we offer an exciting variety of goodies for birds, the yard, the garden, and you. Bird houses, baths, and feeders; art for the garden and home; beautiful jewelry and luxurious lotions; binoculars and spotting scopes; unique, nature-inspired gifts; 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!  
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 Tommy & Lynda Barham for this fantastic Cedar Waxwing!
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 this year! CLICK HERE for dates, times, and locations.
Now in stock: Birds & Beans whole bean and ground coffee!

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!
Birding Kayak Tours















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:

April 24 | 8:30 – 12:00 | Eagle Island
June 5 | 8:30 – 12:00 | FF Basin FULL
Sept 21 | 9:00 – 12:00 | Moore's Creek
Oct. 16 | 8:30 – 11:30 | Holly Shelter Creek 
Hammocks Beach State Park Birding Kayaking Adventure
Wednesday May 25, 2016








Join Wild Bird & Garden and Mahanaim Adventures for a special birding and kayaking excursion at Hammocks Beach State Park! Located near historic Swansboro NC, the park offers a variety of paddle trails and relatively undisturbed barrier island habitat featuring marsh, maritime forest, and dune-swept open beach. We hope you’ll join us for a great day of exploration in this pristine estuarine environment! CLICK HERE for more details, and give us a call to register!

Made especially for Wild Bird & Garden, native perennial SEED BOMBS and BLENDS now available!

Choose from Deer Resistant, Southeast Wildflower Seed Mix, and All Perennial Wildflower seed blends, and seed bombs loaded with native Rudbeckia or Gaillardia seeds.

Such a fantastic gift for your own garden, or to add to that Mother's Day gift basket that you're starting to put together. Hurry in, these WILL go fast! ‪