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!
New! Fall Birding Class at OLLI
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina and Fall Migration
With Wild Bird & Garden's Jill Peleuses
Located along the “Atlantic Flyway,” Southeastern North Carolina is a haven for many different bird species. Join us to discover the birds of our region and birdwatch in some of our area’s great birding hotspots. Throughout this class students observe and learn how to identify fall migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this fun, lifelong hobby!
Sept 11 Fall Migration & Bird Identification Class | OLLI Classroom 8-10 a.m.
With Jill Peleuses Owner, Wild Bird & Garden
Sept 12 Field Excursion | Burnt Mill Creek 8-10 a.m.
With Jill Peleuses & Dave Weesner, local birding expert and Wild Bird & Garden Staff
Oct 10 Field Excursion | Airlie Gardens Bird Walk & Roosting Birds, Birds of the Night and Owls 5:30-7:30 p.m.
With Jill Peleuses & Jennifer O’Keefe, Environmental Educator Airlie Gardens
Nov 14 Field Excursion | Carolina Beach Lake & Fort Fisher Bird Walk 8-10 a.m.
With Jill Peleuses
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
Birding History and Field Techniques Program
Saturday, July 22 | 9:15 - 10:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
Join Wild Bird & Garden and biologist Ben Watkins for a program on the history of birding and the time-tested techniques used by birders to locate and identify various species of birds in the field. Learn all about the origins of birding, and pick up a few tips that will be sure to come in handy during your next big birding adventure. This program is free and open to all!
We are currently planning our Fall and Winter schedule of programs and events. Have a topic you'd like to see us cover? We'd love to hear about it! Stop in or give us a call - we look forward to hearing 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!
(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
Be Ready for Hummingbirds!
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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 Jack Eyler for this fantastic Eastern Bluebird fledgling!
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Hummingbirds are Arriving - Is Your Yard Ready?
Stop in and check out our always-expanding variety of hummingbird feeders - they'll make your yard a popular stop for sure!
Huntington Beach SP Day Trip
Wednesday August 30 | 9:00 - 2:00
Coral Honeysuckle Pre-Sale
Join us for a special birding day trip to Huntington Beach State Park! Located just south of Myrtle Beach SC, the park offers a wealth of wildlife habitats: freshwater marsh, tidal salt marsh, beach, maritime forest, and hardwood forest. The park is considered to be among the best birding spots in SC, and we can’t wait to visit!
Fall Semester Classes:
Registration NOW OPEN!
Fall Semester Native Plants Class
September 7 - November 2
Fall Semester Birding Class
September 13 - November 9
Both classes are $75 per person. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Participants will need to provide own transportation for field trips. Stop by either store or give us a call at (910) 343-6001 to register soon!
Our Native Plant Sales will be going on a short hiatus for the Summer, but don't worry: we will be back with a full schedule of plant sales this Fall! Watch this space for the updated schedule.
Kayaking & Birding Excursions
Ready for adventure? Join Wild Bird & Garden and guide company Mahanaim Adventures for kayaking and bird watching trips on our local waters. Tours are $45 per person, and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available, and trips are suitable for ALL skill levels. Space is limited and registration is required.
Aug 23 (Wed) Sunset Trip to Shark Tooth Island 5-8
Sept 6 (Wed) Full Moon Owl Town Creek 4:30-9
Oct 18 (Wed) Sheep Island 8:30-11:30
To register: Call (910) 547-8252 or visit Mahanaim Adventures and click on the green BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE box. Then click on the WB&G BIRDING ADVENTURES box and make your selections!
Owl Prowls: Mark Your Calendars!
Due to popular demand we are bringing back our Owl Prowls this Fall. Join us for at some of our region's most owl-friendly habitats, where we hope to hear and/or see Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, and Eastern Screen Owls in action!
Friday, September 8 | 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Carolina Beach State Park
$35 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Last year’s Owl Prowls sold out quickly, so don’t delay if you want a spot!
Through June 30: We are taking pre-orders for a special sale of Coral Honeysuckle plants being grown locally for us. Coral Honeysuckle is a versatile native plant that works wonders in attracting a variety of birds to its nectar and colorful blooms.
$45 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop in or call soon to reserve your spot!
Don't forget to recycle your empty flowerpots with us - our native plant partners/growers put them to great use!
Plants are $8 each and will be available for pick-up at our Wilmington location on Saturday, August 19. Call or come in to reserve yours ASAP!
Now through July 5th. Limited to in-stock items and excludes optics.