Seasons Greetings from Wild Bird & Garden!
The holidays are upon us, and we are feeling festive Our Wilmington and Southport stores are all dressed up for the occasion, and new shipments of unique gift items are arriving daily. We have an exciting variety of goodies for birds, the yard, the garden, and all of the nature lovers on your holiday shopping list. At Wild Bird & Garden you'll find top-quality bird houses, baths, and feeders; art for the garden and home; beautiful jewelry and luxurious lotions and soaps; binoculars and spotting scopes; nature-inspired gifts and accessories; holiday decor and holiday bird food (yes, we even have seed wreaths,ornaments, and edible bird houses!), and much, much more! Stop in and let the friendly Wild Bird & Garden Elves help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season!

 

Our Optics Swap Has Been Extended!

Our annual Optics Swap continues until December 24! Bring us your old binoculars and scopes and trade them for something new in our optics department. This is the one time of year that we're able to offer any sort of optics discount, so now's the time to make your move!
Extended Holiday Hours
It can be difficult to get everything done at this time of year, so we're extending our store hours December 9 through December 23:

SOUTHPORT EXTENDED HOURS
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed

WILMINGTON EXTENDED HOURS
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 7:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 6:00
Christmas Eve: 9:00 - 4:00

We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Festive Home Decor
We have the loveliest variety of home decor and gift items arriving daily! Full of whimsical details, they'll add a happy touch to your nest and make such wonderful gifts that will be enjoyed year after year.
 
Just in time for the holidays, we've got a few gift ideas up our sleeves that will be sure to land you on the top of the Nice List this year!

Treats for Birds
Especially for the holidays, happy snowman bird feeders and beautiful bird seed houses, wreaths, and ornaments are now in stock. Such adorable gifts! (Grab 'em soon, because they tend to sell out quickly.)
 
Bird Houses
We offer a variety of beautiful birdhouses that are sure to be a welcome gift, with styles to suit every landscape  and bird. For a real statement piece in the garden, choose from our selection of copper-accented Fancy houses, made right here in NC. 
 
Kitchen Towels
We have an great selection of kitchen towels and canvas totes featuring holiday, winter, bird, and nature themes. Decorative and functional, these make fantastic hostess and teacher gifts, and are the perfect addition to that gift basket you're putting together. 
 
Optics

High-performance binoculars and spotting scopes make an excellent gift for the nature enthusiasts on your list, providing clear and bright views of birds and wildlife.(Binoculars come in pretty handy at sporting events, too!)
 
Jewelry
Searching for unique, nature-inspired jewelry that she'll LOVE? We have a super variety of styles by lots of different designers and even local artisans - you are sure to find the perfect piece!

 

Gifts Galore!
Whether it's statuary, bird baths, wind chimes, unique art and decor, or special treats for birds and the people who love them...we have something to beautify and accent every landscape and home.

 

Gift Certificates
Still coming up short on that perfect gift idea? Look no further! Give the gift of a fun shopping excursion: Wild Bird & Garden gift certificates always make a great choice!
 
Are you looking for a memorable gift for a nature lover who seems to have everything? Give the gift of time spent with nature!

Lake Mattamuskeet and Outer Banks Birding Weekend
Friday, January 10 - Sunday, January 12, 2020

Join Wild Bird and Garden guides Jill Peleuses and Marlene Eader for our 6th 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.

Cost for the trip includes beachfront hotel lodging on Nags Head and is $335 (Ocean View Room) or $315 (Sound View Room). Prices are per person, double occupancy.

Stop in or visit our website for more details. 

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Local Winter Birding Outings

Once the weather cools, a nice variety of shorebirds and ducks arrive to spend the winter in our region. Join us as we visit some of our favorite local coastal hotspots to see them in action!

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

Shorebirds with Jill Peleuses and Lindsay Addison
Sunday, February 9 | 8:00 - 12:00

Cost is $45 per person per trip. Participants provide own transportation (we'll help arrange carpools). Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

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Spring Semester Birding Class
February 13 - April 26

Expand your birding skills and experiences while enjoying the company of other birding enthusiasts! Join Wild Bird & Garden's guides and instructors Jill Peleuses and Evan Buckland for a fun class that will teach key birding skills such as identification by field marks and calls while offering special focus on the seasonal changes we can expect to see and hear from our region's birds. We'll see a wide variety of birds out in the field, and you'll have a great time becoming a birding pro with us! CLICK HERE for class schedule and details.

Class is $75 per person. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. This popular class fills up quickly: Stop by either store or give us a call at (910) 343-6001 to register soon!
We're Looking for Help!
Do you enjoy chatting with other friendly folks about birds and nature? Do you have some extra free time on your hands? We are looking to fill part-time positions at our Wilmington store and could use your help!

Expertise on birds and birding are not required, but friendliness and a willingness to learn a thing or two about birds would be a definite plus.

To apply, please email a brief note and resume to us at:


Thank you for taking the time to read our latest news - we sincerely appreciate your interest at this busy time of year. Our favorite things in the world are happy birds and happy customers, so our goal for the next couple of weeks is to help you find the perfect gifts in a friendly and relaxed environment. We hope you'll visit us at our Southport and Wilmington stores soon!
 
Happy Holiday Birding,
 
Jill and the Wild Bird & Garden Crew


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