Wild Bird & Garden's Optics Swap
November 1 - 30
The Wild Bird & Garden Optics Swap continues through November 30! Trade in your tired old binoculars and/or scopes for $25 off any new optics in our stores. This is the one time of year that we are able to offer a discount on these items, so take advantage and get a nice deal on the very latest in optics technology!
 Hello Friends!
Have you noticed some new faces visiting your feeders and trees lately? As shorter days and falling leaves signal the close of fall migration, we can look forward to the return of our region's winter birds. Yellow-rumped Warblers, American Goldfinches, Dark-eyed Juncos, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and White-throated Sparrows are just a few of the beautiful birds that you can expect to see around your seed and suet feeders during the colder months. Stop in and pick up some fresh seed to help attract these seasonal visitors to your yard!

Meanwhile, hummingbirds are still being seen in our area; some are pausing for a "rest stop" during their migration while others will overwinter here. You won't see (or hear) the large numbers that are common during warmer months, but they are here and looking for reliable sources of nectar. Due to the fact that more and more hummingbirds are overwintering in our area each year, we recommend that you leave at least one feeder up and filled with fresh nectar for the winter.

Last but not least: festive Christmas gifts, goodies, and decor are arriving at our stores daily - stop in and we'll help you get an early start on your holiday shopping and decorating!
Holiday Cheer Arriving Daily

Stop in and get a head start on the holidays at Wild Bird and Garden! We have the sweetest holiday and winter decor arriving daily and, with wind chimes, jewelry, binoculars, bird houses, feeders, and baths, home and garden decor, cozy mugs, puzzles and much more in stock, you're sure to find something special for just about everyone on your list. Stop in and let us help you find those perfect gifts!
Toys for Tots

We are very proud to be a Toys For Tots drop-off location! Bring in a new, unwrapped toy to either of our stores, and we'll give you a 10% discount on any one regular-price item (excludes optics). Thank you for helping to make the season brighter for children in need!

Cape Fear Winter Birding

Now that the weather is finally cooling, a nice variety of shorebirds and ducks are arriving to spend the winter in our region. Join us as we explore some of our (and their!) favorite local hotspots to see them in action!

Cost for each winter birding trip is $45 per person. Participants provide own transportation (we'll help arrange carpools). Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Stop in or call to reserve soon!

Ducks with Jill Peleuses and Evan Buckland
Sunday, December 1 | 8:00 - 12:00
Thursday, January 9 | 8:00 - 12:00

Shorebirds with Jill Peleuses and Lindsay Addison
Sunday, February 9 | 8:00 - 12:00
Lake Mattamuskeet & Outer Banks Birding Weekend
Fri Jan 10 - Sun Jan 12

We have good news and bad news. Bad news: last weekend's stormy weather has resulted in a temporary road closure in the vicinity of the Pea Island NWR, so we've decided to postpone our upcoming winter birding weekend trip. Good news: now you have a little more time to make plans to join us for a great weekend of winter birding around the Lake Mattamuskeet and Outer Banks areas. Space is limited and registration is required. CLICK HERE for details.
Monthly Bird Walks: December

Airlie Bird Walk 
Wednesday, December 11 | 8:00 - 9:30 am
Meet in Airlie Gardens Main Parking Lot
Join us for a free guided bird walk through the varied and beautiful habitats at  Airlie Gardens. We'll expect to see a nice variety of our year-round resident birds, perhaps a few late fall migrants, and our arriving winter ducks. Regular Airlie admission applies, or you can pick up a $2 discount voucher for the walk at Wild Bird & Garden.

Southport Bird Walk for December is canceled. We are sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing everyone in January!
Thank you for taking the time to read about our latest news. We hope to see you at some of the special birding walks and excursions we have planned, and in the store taking advantage of our annual Optics Swap. (This is definitely the time to make your move if you've been considering an optics upgrade for yourself or an optics gift for your favorite nature enthusiast!) Stop in for expert advice on how to make your yard a popular destination for our beautiful winter birds, and be sure to ask our friendly elves for their help with finding those perfect gifts! 
Happy Birding!
  Jill and the  Wild Bird & Garden Team

* Holiday Head Start Coupon *

Purchase 3 holiday/winter decor items, receive the 4th FREE.

Limited to in-stock holiday merchandise. Mix-n-match is fine! Offer may be presented on paper or screen for the discount. Discount will apply to the least expensive decor item purchased. Feel free to forward this offer to friends!  Offer expires 11/30/19.
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