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 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! 

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 18 Fall Migration & Bird Identification Class | OLLI Classroom 8-10 a.m.
With Jill Peleuses Owner, Wild Bird & Garden

Sept 19 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 & Airlie Gardens' Environmental Educators

Nov 14  Field Excursion | Carolina Beach Lake & Fort Fisher Bird Walk 8-10 a.m.
With Jill Peleuses 

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

Fall Migration Program and Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thursday Oct 5 | 9:00 - 10:00 (Program) | 10 - 12:30 (Plants)
Wild Bird & Garden Southport | 105 E Brown Street Southport
WILMINGTON: Saturday Oct 7 | 9:15 - 10:30 (Program) | 10 - 12:30 (Plants)
Temptations Everyday Gourmet and WB&G Sidewalk, Hanover Center
Join us for a free program on fall migration! The Cape Fear region is situated right along a migratory flyway, and we’re approaching the exciting time of year when LOTS of migrants fly through the area on the way to their wintering grounds. Learn how birds and other species travel during this active time of year, and what birds you may see using our region (and your yard!) as a rest stop during their journeys.

​More Fall 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)
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.

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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 Donna Moore Thompson for this fantastic Red-tailed Hawk!
Fall Migration is ON!

 Lake Mattamuskeet and Outer Banks Birding Adventure
Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3

Join Wild Bird & Garden guides Jill Peleuses and Dave Weesner for our 4th annual weekend of winter birding around Lake Mattamuskeet and the Outer Banks. We'll be visiting our favorite local birding hot spots and habitats, which should yield a fantastic variety of birds.
CLICK HERE for pricing and itinerary information.
Space is limited, registration is required and due by November 1. 
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Fall Semester Classes

Fall Semester Native Plants Class
For class details CLICK HERE.

Fall Semester Birding Class
September 13 - November 9
For class details CLICK HERE.

 Birding Class Only: Can't commit to a full semester? We have limited spots for individual field trips available for $18.75 each. Stop by either store or give us a call at 
(910) 343-6001 to register soon!
Native Plant Sales
We've added some Fall Native Plant Sale dates to the schedule! 

CLICK HERE for the latest sale dates for our Southport and Wilmington locations.
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.

Oct 18 (Wed) Sheep Island 8:30-11:30
Our last excursion of the year!

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!

WHOO wants to go on an Owl Prowl? We'll visit some of our region's most owl-friendly habitats, where we hope to hear and/or see a variety of owls in action!

Friday Oct 6 | 6 - 8:30 pm | Ev-Henwood Preserve
Friday Oct 13 | 6 - 8:30 pm | Carolina Beach State Park

$35 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Jeff Lewis
Jeff Lewis
Gretchen Schramm
The Great Feeder Swap 

Now through Sept 30, bring in ANY bird feeder in ANY condition and swap it for 20% OFF ANY new in-stock feeder!
The Cape Fear region is situated right along a migratory flyway, and this is the exciting time of year when LOTS of migrants fly through the area as they make their way to their wintering grounds. Be on the lookout for Orioles, Tanagers, Warblers, Vireos, and many other non-locals that may use your yard and trees as a "rest stop" during their long journeys. 
Stop in for the latest optics, field guides, and advice to help you find, see, and identify these striking fall visitors!