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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Have friends in faraway places?  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, Zeiss, Nikon, Eagle Optics and Vortex! 

Spring Birding Class at OLLI
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina 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 spring migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this lifelong hobby!
​Feb 13 Nesting Birds of North Carolina Program (OLLI Classroom)
With Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden 
Feb 14 Airlie Gardens
With Jill Peleuses and and Jennifer O'Keefe, Airlie Environmental Educator
March 14 Orton Pond & Brunswick Town
With Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner
April 11 Southport Bird Walk
With Dave Weesner, Wild Bird & Garden staff member and birding enthusiast
May 9 Wrightsville Beach Shorebirds
With Jill Peleuses and Lindsay Addison of Audubon NC 

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

Hummingbird Program & Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thursday, May 4
Program 9:00 - 10:00 | Plants 10 - 12:30
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store, 105 E Brown St Southport
WILMINGTON: Saturday, May 13
Program 9:15 - 10:30 | Plants 10 - 12:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet/WB&G Sidewalk, Hanover Center
​Hummingbirds - they're dazzling, they're tiny, and they're tough! 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 your yard. Special native plant sale after the Southport program!

Bluebird Workshop & Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6 | Workshop 9:15 - 10:30 Plants 10 - 12:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet/WB&G Sidewalk, Hanover Center
Join us for a free program all about Eastern Bluebirds! At this time of year, Bluebirds are looking for suitable nesting sites and some of the "early birds" are even REnesting at established sites. Come out and learn about Bluebirds' habitat, food, and other preferences, and pick up some tips on how to encourage them to nest and renest right in your yard.

Baby Bird Workshop & Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thursday, June 1
Workshop 9:00 - 10:00 | Plants 10 - 12:30 
​Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store, 105 E Brown St Southport
WILMINGTON: Saturday, June 3
Program 9:15 - 10:30 | Plants 10 - 12:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet/WB&G Sidewalk, Hanover Center
'Tis the season! Baby birds are out and about and might have even taken over your yard. Join us for a special program that will cover all of the baby bird basics - their special food and habitat requirements, how to identify them, how to support their graduation to independence, what to do (and not to do) if you spot a baby bird in trouble, and more. Special native plant sales after the program at both locations!

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

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

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

Be Ready for Hummingbirds!

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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 Jack Eyler for this fantastic Eastern Bluebird fledgling!
Native Plant Sales

We are teaming up with some wonderful local growers to offer a full schedule of Native Plant Sales at both Wild Bird & Garden locations again this year!

CLICK HERE for the latest schedule.
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!
Our Spring Semester Classes Are Now In Session!

Interested in joining us for individual class field trips? We have limited availability throughout the semester - give us a call for more information!
CLICK HERE for Native Plants Class Schedule and Trips.
CLICK HERE for Birding Class Schedule and Trips.
Big New Shipment of Binoculars!

Celebrate Spring at Wild Bird & Garden

Bird lovers understand - whether you're on a bird walk, riding the ferry, strolling on the beach, or just looking out the window, you usually want to have a pair of binoculars handy! If you're in the market for quality binoculars and scopes that will offer bright, clear views of the nature around you, stop in and check out our optics departments. We carry a wide range of optics and accessories from names like Swarovski, Vortex, and more and can offer expert advice and try-outs to help you make the perfect choice. Special orders also available!
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Stop in for 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!

Saturday, May 20 | 10 - 4

Mark your calendars! Details coming soon!
Busy in the Garden?
Recycle those empty flowerpots with us!

After a busy day of planting in the garden, don’t toss all of those empty plastic flowerpots in the trash – bring them to Wild Bird & Garden for recycling and reuse! We will share your flowerpots with our community partner native plant growers who will put them to great use. Any and all sizes are welcome.Thank you for recycling!
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.
Can't make it to one of our trips, classes, excursions, etc? Please see Wild Bird & Garden's Cancellation Policy.
May 17 (Wed) Masonboro Island 9:30-12
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!