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!

Greetings from Wild Bird & Garden

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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. 

Upcoming Events
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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! 

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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! 

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)

Cape Fear Raptor Center
(Raptors only; Located in Rocky Point, Serving Cape Fear region)
Our Store Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 - 6
Sunday: 1 - 5

Mon - Sat: 10 - 3
Sunday: Closed
Birding/Field Bags
by Pajaro


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.

Share Your Pictures!

We love to see your nature pictures. Share them with us on our Facebook page and we'll highlight them here!
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!

See what we're up to on Instagram!
Our thanks to Donna Moore Thompson for this fantastic Red-tailed Hawk!

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Quality Bird Seed Makes A Difference

Can't make it to one of our trips, classes, excursions, etc? Please see Wild Bird & Garden's Cancellation Policy.
Curious about the benefits of native plants and how to incorporate them into your home habitat? This special set of classes and trips will introduce you to our region’s native plants and teach the basics of how to create a hardy, native, and wildlife-friendly landscape right in your yard. CLICK HERE for details.

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.
Good News: Plucky the Lucky Pelican Books Are Back In Stock 

Fort Macon Birding Day Trip
Thur February 28 | 9:00 - 2:00
Spots Available!
Join Wild Bird & Garden for a special birding day trip to the Fort Macon State Park/Atlantic Beach area! Located just east of Morehead City NC, the park offers a nice variety of wildlife habitats and super late winter/early spring birding opportunities in a beautiful and historic setting. 
$45 each.Space is limited; registration required. Call or stop in for more details and to reserve!

Spring Semester Native Plants Class
February 20 - April 17
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!

To register, visit Mahanaim's website or call: (910) 547-8252.
Registration open now!
Proceeds from book sales will benefit Audubon NC and Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter. Supplies are limited; grab a copy soon!
Winter Birds Are Here
Our regional winter birds have returned! Be on the lookout for Dark-eyed Juncos, American Goldfinches, Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-throated Sparrows, and the occasional Red-breasted Nuthatch visiting food and water sources. Stop in and pick up some fresh seed to attract these beauties to your yard!
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.
Find Something Special
at Wild Bird & Garden
A collaboration between writer Melinda Stewart and illustrator Mary Tyler, Plucky the Lucky Pelican tells the incredible true story of a local pelican's journey from rescue to rehabilitation to release. What a beautiful lesson for children (and the rest of us) on the importance of taking care of wildlife!
Ready for some adventure? We're joining with Mahanaim Adventures for some great birding out on our local waters. Excursions are $55 per person, and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available, and all skill levels are welcome.
Spring Native Plant Sales

Wonderful local growers Joyce and Mindy from Going Native Gardens are back with a special schedule of Native Plant Sales at both Wild Bird & Garden locations. We hope you'll stop by and pick out some locally-grown plants that will encourage birds, butterflies, and other beneficial wildlife to visit your garden oasis!

CLICK HERE for the full schedule.
2019 Birding Kayaking Excursions
April 12 (Fri) Cape Fear Osprey Nest Tour (8:30 - 12)
April 30 (Tue) Town Creek Tour (8:30 - 12)
August 23 (Fri) Cape Fear Wading Birds Tour (8:30 - 12)
September 13 (Fri) Full Moon Owl Prowl Tour (5 - 9)
October 1 (Tue) Masonboro Island Tour (8:30 - 12)

We're not just for the birds; we have something special for everyone. We hope you'll come and see us soon!