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

Bluebirds Workshop & Native Plant Sale
SOUTHPORT: Thurs March 2 | 9:00 - 10:00 Plants 10 - 12:30
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store, 105 E Brown St Southport
WILMINGTON: Sat March 4 | 9:15 - 10:30 Plants 10 - 12:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
Join us for a free program on the Eastern Bluebird. Learn all about one of our area’s most vibrant songbirds, their habitat and food preferences, and how to attract them to your yard. Nesting season is right around the corner! Special native plant sale after the program!

Welcoming Native Wildlife Program & Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 1 | 9:15 - 10:30 Plants 10 - 12:30
Temptations Everyday Gourmet, Hanover Center
​Join us as Cape Fear Audubon Society President Charley Winterbauer presents 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, bees, and beneficial insects in our community. Special native plant sale after the program!

Painted Bunting Program & Native Plant Sales
SOUTHPORT: Thursday, April 6 | 9:00 - 10:00 Plants 10 - 12:30
Wild Bird & Garden Southport Store, 105 E Brown St Southport
WILMINGTON: Saturday, April 15 9:15 - 10:30 Plants 10 - 12:30
Come and hear all about our area’s most colorful bird at this free program, pick up tips on where you can spot them around the area, and learn about key habitat features that could attract them right to your yard. Special bonus plant sales with from 10 – 12:30 after both programs!

We are currently working on our 2017 schedule of programs and events. Have a great event idea or thoughts on a topic you'd like to see us cover? Stop in or give us a call! 
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

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 Pete Strawbridge for this fantastic Baltimore Oriole!
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.
Did you know that our area sees impressive numbers of overwintering hummingbirds each year?

Stop in and check out our always-expanding variety of hummingbird feeders - they'll make your yard a popular stop with the hardy winter holdovers AND you'll be ready to welcome all of the spring arrivals!
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.
Birding Day Trips
Grab your binoculars and join Wild Bird & Garden for special excursions to some of our favorite regional birding hotspots!

Find Something Special at
Wild Bird & Garden

Bay Lakes (Jones & Singletary Lakes) Birding Day Trip
Wednesday, March 29 | 9:00 - 2:00

Howell Woods Environmental Center Birding Day Trip
Wednesday, April 26 | 9:00 - 2:00

Click on the trip names for more details!

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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. Come and see us soon! ​
Cost is $45 per person. Participants provide their own lunch and transportation. Registration is required and space is limited. Call or visit soon to register! Find our cancellation policy HERE.
Bird Islands Cruise Tickets Available Now!

Purchase your tickets for the Cape Fear Garden Club's annual Bird Islands Cruise at either Wild Bird & Garden location. This memorable cruise sells out every single year!

Date: Sunday, May 21
Adult: $40 Under 12: $25 (Cash or check)
Click HERE for more details.
Ultimate Bluebird House Raffle:
Proceeds Go to Cape Fear River Watch!

Stop by Wild Bird & Garden for your chance to win this fantastic prize! We are raffling off one of these gorgeous Ultimate Bluebird Houses with all proceeds going to our friends at Cape Fear River Watch.

Tickets are $3 each, or $5 for three tickets. (Cash only, please.)The winning ticket will be drawn on APRIL 1st at our Wilmington store. You don't need to be present to win, but you DO need to stop in and buy some tickets for your chance to win a great prize for a great cause!

See the nesting birds of the Cape Fear River islands!
Kayaking & Birding Excursions
2017 Schedule Coming Soon!

Ready for adventure? Join Wild Bird & Garden and guide company Mahanaim Adventures for kayaking and bird watching trips on our local waters. Excursions are $45 per person, and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available. Unless otherwise noted, trips are suitable for ALL skill levels. Space is limited and registration is required. For registration or more info visit one of our stores or call (910) 343-6001.
Can't make it to one of our trips, classes, excursions, etc? Please see Wild Bird & Garden's Cancellation Policy.