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?  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, Zeiss, Nikon, Eagle Optics and Vortex! 

Fall Birding Class at OLLI
The Birds of Southeastern North Carolina & Fall Migration 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 fall migrants, backyard birds, shorebirds and resident songbirds. You’ll soon be hooked on this fun life-long hobby!

​Sept 12 Fall Migration and Bird Identification Program (OLLI Classroom)
With Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden 
Sept 13 Fort Fisher Historic Site
With Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner, Wild Bird & Garden staff and birding expert 
Oct 10 Airlie Gardens Evening Bird Walk (Owls/Nocturnal/Roosting Birds)
With Jill Peleuses and Jennifer O'Keefe, Airlie Environmental Educator
Nov 8 Greenfield Lake Bird Walk
With Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden 

For more information, visit the OLLI website.
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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! 

Upcoming Programs and Events

Planting for Wildlife Program & Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thurs, Oct 27 | 9:00 - 10:00 | Plant Sale 10 - 3:00
Wild Bird & Garden Store 105 E Brown Street, Southport
WILMINGTON: Sat Oct 29 | 9:15 - 10:30 | Plant Sale 10 - 12:30*
Temptations Everyday Gourmet & WBG Sidewalk, Hanover Center
​Join us for a free program about the native trees and plants of southeastern NC and how they benefit our local birds and other wildlife. Learn how you can create a native habitat for the birds, butterflies, and bees in your yard, and pick up some wildlife-friendly plants at our special Native Plant Sales.
*10% of our Wilmington sales on Oct 29 will be donated to Cape Fear Audubon's new Native Habitat Certification program!

Owls Program
Wednesday, November 2 | 9:00 - 10:00
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store 105 E Brown Street, Southport
​Owls: they’re mysterious, fascinating, and deadly predators. Join us for a free program on these captivating birds of prey, and learn about the owls that can be seen in our area and how to identify them. Gain a better understanding of their habitat requirements, foraging and hunting techniques, nesting and mating behaviors, and much more!

Woodpeckers Program
SOUTHPORT: Thurs, Nov 10 | 9:00 - 10:00
Dry St Pub & Pizza 101 E Brown Street Southport
WILMINGTON: Sat Nov 19 | 9:15 - 10:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
Join us for a free program all about woodpeckers. Learn about the different woodpeckers that can be seen in our area throughout the year, and what choices you can make to help recover diminishing foraging and nesting habitat. Breakfast options will be available during the Southport program.

More fun and informative programs coming soon!

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)
Store Hours


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

Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 3:00
Sunday: Closed
Birding/Field Bags
by Pajaro

Airlie Gardens Fall Bird Bonanza
New Date: Wednesday, November 9 | 8:00 - 12:00

Bird-Friendly Coffee
Now Available!

All Internet Sales Final.
Share Your Pictures!

We love to see your nature pictures. Share them with us on our Facebook page and we'll highlight them here!
Airlie Gardens and Wild Bird & Garden are joining forces for the 2nd Annual Bird Bonanza! Come out to beautiful Airlie Gardens for a guided bird hike, optics demos, special sales, door prizes, and more! Free with Airlie admission or membership; CLICK HERE for more info.
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 Tommy & Lynda Barham for this fantastic Eastern Kingbird!
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! 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, and all skill levels are welcome. These trips fill up quickly and reservations are required.
We are currently working on our 2017 kayak tour schedule. Watch this space for more info!
Lake Mattamuskeet and Outer Banks Birding Weekend
Friday December 2 - Sunday December 4, 2016

Join Wild Bird & Garden guides Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner for our 3rd annual weekend of winter birding around Lake Mattamuskeet and the Outer Banks. We'll be visiting lots of our favorite local birding hot spots and habitats, which should yield a fantastic variety of birds.

CLICK HERE for more details, call to register soon!

WHOOOO would like to join us for a fun Brunswick County Owl Prowl? We'll be visiting a variety of local owl-friendly hot spots and habitats and expect to hear/see Great Horned, Barred, and Eastern Screech Owls aplenty! 
Cost for the trip is $35 per person. Participants provide their own transportation (we’ll help arrange carpooling). Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Stop in or give us a call to reserve your spot!
Brunswick County Owl Prowl
Wednesday, November 16 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Find Something Special at 
Wild Bird & Garden

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!
October 1-31