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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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: Wednesday May 12 | 6-7 pm | Hummingbirds 101 -- ONLINE
An introduction to the basics, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Learn the fascinating details of hummingbird anatomy, physiology, distribution, migration and ecology.
CLASS TWO: Wednesday May 19 | 6-7 pm  | Providing for Hummingbirds -- ONLINE
Find out what you can do to make your yard a haven for hummers. Susan will present information not only on feeders and feeding but other aspects of what hummingbirds need to be happy during the summer months. 
CLASS THREE: Wednesday May 26 |6-7 pm | Hummingbird Identification -- ONLINE
Not all hummers look alike! Identification can be tricky when it comes to these tiny, fast moving birds. Susan will de-mystify the process of telling them apart over the course of the year

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


Spring Hummingbird Seminar
We are very fortunate to be able to offer a class taught by NC Hummingbird expert, Susan Campbell. Susan has been conducting hummingbird research across the state since 1999. She is a licensed hummingbird bander and lead hummingbird researcher in North Carolina. She has banded over 4000 hummingbirds around NC and thus has valuable insight into the distribution, movements and ecology of North Carolina’s smallest bird species. Her class will cover hummingbird anatomy, physiology, ecology, identification, and feeding tips. 

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!
CLASS ONE: Tuesday May 11, 2021| 4-5:15 pm
General Ornithology: Coastal Birds  -- ONLINE
In this class we will focus on the biology of coastal birds. We will discuss the distribution, breeding strategies, habitat preferences, population trends, identification tips, and conservation status of birds that we see in North Carolina.
CLASS TWO: Tuesday May 18 | 4-5:15 pm
Bird Movement: How are birds moving and how do scientist study this? -- ONLINE
In this class we will focus on bird movement. We will discuss the different ways scientist are able to study bird movement and why this information is important.
CLASS THREE: Tuesday May 25 | 4-5:15 pm
The impacts of sea level rise on bird populations -- ONLINE
We are experiencing unprecedented sea level rise, how does this impact bird populations? We will discuss how scientist model sea level rise and do a deep dive into how rising seas are impacting marsh sparrow populations.
CLASS FOUR: Sunday May 30 | 8:30-10 am
Field Trip to Fort Fisher
During this field trip we will see birds in various coastal environments, and we will make exciting connections from the classroom to real world.

Summer Lecture Series: Avian Coastal Ecology
UPCOMING CLASSES
Here we offer a fully online deep dive into coastal systems that influence the lives of some of our favorite coastal bird species. Join Wild Bird & Garden’s newest instructor, ornithologist, Marae Lindquist for a fun and fascinating series of classes that will teach you about avian coastal ecology! This is a unique class that we hope will deepen your appreciation of the amazing birds along the coast!
Each of these classes is $65 per person. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Participants provide own binoculars and transportation. 
*Mask wearing is expected and required on field trips
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!
Spring Semester Native Plant Class
CLASS ONE: Thursday April 8th, 2021| 6-7
Native Plants for all seasons! -- ONLINE
We’ll discuss which plants are the best at not only providing beauty for us humans, but also which are best at providing food and shelter for our bussing, fluttering, and feathered friends throughout the year!
CLASS TWO: Sunday April 11th | 8:30-10 am
FIELD TRIP to Patrick’s house, Wilmington
In this class we will focus on native plant species identification
CLASS THREE: Sunday April 18th | 8:30-10 am
FIELD TRIP to Joyce’s house, Wilmington
Propagation workshop! One of our favorite native plant ladies will show us how to propagate native plants, and each class member will get two plants to propagate and take home!

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED