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! 

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! 

Lake Mattamuskeet & Outer Banks
Birding Weekend
Fri Nov 30 - Sun Dec 2

Looking for a 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
 (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.

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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!

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Our thanks to Donna Moore Thompson for this fantastic Red-tailed Hawk!
​Cozy Fall Accents Arriving!

 Fall Migration Birding Blitz Day Trip

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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.
Join us for our last Fall Owl Prowl of the season! We'll be exploring a variety of local owl-friendly habitats with the goal of hearing and/or seeing our favorite regional owls in action! 

Cost is $35 per person. 
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. 

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.
A variety of birds move through the Cape Fear region during fall migration, and you never know what exciting new species you may see from one day to the next. It's a great time for birding right here in our area! Join us as we visit our favorite local hotspots on a quest for fall migrant sightings:
Join us for our 5th annual weekend of winter birding at Lake Mattamuskeet and the Outer Banks. We'll be visiting local birding hot spots and habitats, which should yield an impressive variety of birds. Details HERE

Cost for the trip includes beachfront hotel on Nags Head and is $335 (Ocean View) or $315 (Sound View). Prices are per person, double occupancy.
Last One!
Wed Oct 24 | 5:30 - 8:30pm | Carolina Beach State Park
Duck Quest! Birding Day Trip
Pre-registration is required by Nov 1 and space is limited. Call or stop in soon to register for this fun annual event! 
Photos: Jeff Lewis
Join us for an all-around-town search for ducks! A tremendous variety of ducks spend their winters in our region, and we’ll be visiting some of our favorite local waterfowl hotspots to see them. Invite a friend (or a whole flock!) and join us for this special day of birding!​

Fri December 5 | 9 - 2 | $35
Space is limited; registration required. Call or stop in for more details and to reserve!

Fall Owl Prowl
Have your bird houses seen better days? Are your birds chirping for new real estate? Bring us your tired old bird house and get 20% OFF a new one. We'll swap for houses in any condition, so come on in!
Now Through
October 31!

Fri Nov 16|Brunswick County Birding Blitz | 8:30 – 2:30

$35 each. Registration required, and space is limited. Stop in or call for details and to reserve!
Fun Fall decor for both inside and out has landed in our stores; come see what's new!
We are currently planning our Spring 2019 Birding and Native Plant Semester Classes. Details coming soon!