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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.
Greetings from Wild Bird & Garden
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.
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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!
Huntington Beach State Park
Birding Day Trip
Wednesday, May 30 | 9:00 - 2:00
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!
Birding Kayaking Excursions
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!
(Located in Castle Hayne, Serving Cape Fear region)
(Located in Oak Island, Serving Cape Fear region)
(Raptors only; Located in Rocky Point, Serving Cape Fear region)
Mon - Sat: 10 - 6
Sunday: 1 - 5
Mon - Sat: 10 - 4
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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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!
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We're Your Hummingbird HQ!
Coral Honeysuckle Pre-Sale
Spring Nesting Season is On!
Are the birds in your yard extra vocal and busy these days? Must be nesting season! We offer a variety of nest boxes, feeders, seed blends, suets, and other delicacies that will make new feathered families feel right at home. Our friendly staff can also answer just about all of your pressing nesting questions!
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Time to get ready: hummingbirds are arriving in our region. Give your feeders a quick spring cleaning, fill them with fresh nectar, and get them out where they can be seen and visited....and REvisited!
Our stores are full of feeders, easy-to-use nectar mixes, guides, and even special handheld feeders designed to lure hummingbirds right to you. Visit us soon, and we will make sure you have all of the items and information you need to attract a yard full of hummingbirds this year!
Join us for a special birding day trip to Huntington Beach State Park! Located just south of Myrtle Beach SC, the park offers an incredible variety of wildlife habitats: freshwater marsh, tidal salt marsh, beach, maritime forest, and hardwood forest. The park is considered to be among the best birding spots in SC, and we can’t wait to visit!
Cost for the trip is $45 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call or visit for more details and to register.
Stop in and let us help you get set up for nesting success!
Ready for some adventure? Join Wild Bird & Garden and Mahanaim Adventures for some great birding out on our local waters. Most excursions are $45 per person ($55 for the extended Full Moon Owl Trip), and include all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available for all excursions, and all skill levels are welcome. To register, call: (910) 547-8252.
Sept 12 (Wed):
Sunset on the Cape Fear
4:30-7:30 pm | $45
Oct 23 (Tue):
Town Creek Full Moon/Owls
3:30-8:30 pm | $55
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.
Spring Native Plant Sales Are Scheduled!
Find Southport and Wilmington sale dates HERE.
At Wild Bird & Garden, you'll find an exciting variety of goodies for birds, the yard, the garden, and more. 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; fun birding excursions; and expert advice on all of your bird-related questions...we have something special for everyone. See you soon!
Native Plant Class Participants:
You can find class details and schedule HERE.
We are now taking pre-orders for a special sale of Coral Honeysuckle plants being grown locally for us by Doghobble Native Plants. Coral Honeysuckle is a beautiful and versatile native plant that works wonders in attracting a variety of birds to its nectar and colorful blooms.
Plants are $8 each and will be available for pick-up at our Wilmington location on Saturday, Sept 8 and our Southport location on Wednesday, Sept 12.
Special: Buy 4 Plants Get 1 FREE!
Call or stop by to order yours soon!