Happy Thanksgiving & Holiday Season
‘Tis the season of gratitude, and we are certainly feeling a lot of gratitude right now. Birds and our mutual appreciation of them continue to bring us together, sharing joyful moments and stories in and outside of the store. Through all the ups and downs this year, we are still here, happy to be serving you, and thankful for our health and yours. We wish you and your family nothing but the best this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

In recognition of Thanksgiving, both locations will be closed on Thursday November 25th.

We have our Early Bird Sale this weekend!
Sometimes the early bird gets the worm! In this case though, the early bird get the savings! Sale goes through Sunday 11/28!

Come in and see us at your favorite Wild Bird and Garden location to enjoy these savings on your holiday items!

SAVE 15% on ANY* purchase over $50
SAVE 20% on ANY* purchase over $100
SAVE 25% on ANY* purchase over $150

(INCLUDES bulk seed purchases! <- the best deal you can get on our seed sale all year!)

*Exclude optics. Limited to in-stock items. Not to be combined with other offers. Hurry in for the best selection!
Gift Ideas
We have got you covered on all your gift-giving needs this year!

We have bird books for kids and adults, wonderful wind chimes, gorgeous bird houses, excellent optics, and apparel, plus so much more! Our staff are informative, super friendly, and happy to help inside the store and over the phone!
Gift Certificates are available!
In any amount!

Call us with any questions!
Wilmington: 910-343-6001
Open 10-4 Mon-Sat & 12-4 Sun

Southport: 910-457-9453
Open 10-2 Mon-Sat


Two of our very own have started a non-profit all about birds and research. Jill Peleuses, owner Wild Bird & Garden and Evangelyn Buckland marketing director for Wild Bird & Garden have teamed up along with Susan Campbell, Hummingbird Biologist for North Carolina, to start the Cape Fear Bird Observatory.

The Cape Fear Bird Observatory (CFBO) is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on the science of birds. The CFBO’s mission is to strive to promote conservation of birds and their habitats in North Carolina through research, education, outreach, and community involvement. Headed by a group of passionate women who have many years of experience in the avian ecology field in North Carolina, The Cape Fear Bird Observatory is sure to become a fixture in the local science and education community.
The CFBO is starting strong with four ventures. First, they are color banding Painted Buntings in southeastern North Carolina, which allows members of the community to identify birds to the individual level, easily connecting communities with these charismatic species. Second, the observatory has established a migration banding station at Carolina Beach State Park. Migration monitoring provides insight about seasonal movement and timing of migration through the area. Third, a program focused on young people in the community called Wilmington Youth Birding which is working to engage elementary and middle-school aged kids through in-school nature walks and activities. Lastly, the CFBO is the new home of hummingbird research in North Carolina. This long-term endeavor that was begun in 1999 by Susan Campbell will now be operated through the observatory. The move should allow for greater visibility of the various aspects of this endeavor. Hopefully, as a result, the scope of Susan's research will broaden significantly with increased support.
Birds are indicators of environmental health; their ubiquity makes them accessible to many people of all levels of interest and skill. Monitoring them alongside the community allows the Cape Fear Bird Observatory to positively impact the local environment. Your donations to this non-profit will go to science and research funding which helps the bird populations of southeastern North Carolina. Go to capefearbirdobservagtory.org for more information. You can find us on PayPal as information@capefearbirdobservatory.org or on Venmo @cfobs.

CFBO fundraiser T-shirts can be found here