Have a bird house that's seen better days? Bring it in during our HOUSE SWAP and trade it for a 20% discount on any new house in our stores.
Ends October 31.
 Hello, Friends!
Fall has officially arrived, and the new season finds us with fall migration in full swing. Warblers, orioles, and other migrants of all kinds are winging their way through our area, making it the perfect time to get outside with those binoculars and field guides. With so many interesting birds moving through the area, we have a new working motto for the next couple of weeks:

"Binoculars: Don't leave home without 'em!"

(Come and see us if you need a pair!)
Fall Migration Is On!

How lucky we are: our region is located along a migratory flyway, and this is the exciting time of year when LOTS of migrants fly through the area as they make their way to their wintering grounds. Be on the lookout for Orioles, Tanagers, Warblers, Vireos, and many other non-locals that may use your yard and trees as a "rest stop" during their long journeys. 

If you're interested in current information on migration movement, check out Cornell Lab of Ornithology's BirdCast page. The maps forecast peak migration conditions and dates, allowing you to know when you should keep the binoculars and field guides handy!
 
Wild Bird and Garden has everything you need to make the most of this fascinating seasonal event. Stop in for the latest optics, field guides, and advice to help you locate, see, and identify these striking fall visitors!
Full Moon Owl Prowl Birding Kayaking Excursion
Fri October 11 | 4:30 - 8:30

THIS FRIDAY: Join Wild Bird and Garden and Mahanaim Adventures for a special evening owl prowl via kayak! This excursion is $55 per person and includes all kayak equipment and guide services. Single and tandem boats are available, and all skill levels are welcome. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit the  Mahanaim Adventures website  or give them a call: (910) 547-8252.
Meet Birds of Prey from the Cape Fear Raptor Center!

Southport:
Wed November 13 | 10 - 12

Wilmington:
Sat November 16 | 10 - 12

SAVE THE DATES! Our friends from the Cape Fear Raptor Center will be stopping by  both  Wild   Bird  and  Garden  locations with their incredible Raptor Ambassadors. Come and get a glimpse of these powerful  birds  up close, and feel free to ask any questions about the  birds  or the great work that the Center does for them in our region. 

The event is FREE, and donations of any amount to the Center will be accepted. This is a unique opportunity, so bring your friends, your cameras, and your questions!
Lake Mattamuskeet & Outer Banks Birding Weekend
Fri Nov 22 - Sun Nov 24

We hope you'll join us for our 6th annual weekend of super birding around Lake Mattamuskeet and the Outer Banks. Space is limited and registration is required. Spots are going fast! CLICK HERE for details.
Native Plant Pre-Sale Pickup

Did you purchase any of the Blue Star or Scarlet Rose Mallow that was offered during our special native plant pre-sale a few weeks ago? We now have pick-up days scheduled for our Southport and Wilmington locations. There will also be native plant sales taking place during these pickup times, just in case you need anything else for your garden!

WILMINGTON: Plants ordered for pickup at our Wilmington location will be available on SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 from 10 until noon.

SOUTHPORT: Plants ordered for pickup at our Southport location will be available on MONDAY OCTOBER 21 from 10 until noon.
Cape Fear Winter Birding 

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





Shorebirds with Jill Peleuses and Lindsay Addison
Sunday, November 17 | 8:00 - 12:00

Ducks with Jill Peleuses and Evan Buckland
Sunday, December 1 | 8:00 - 12:00
Thursday, January 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.
Fall Native Plant Sales

Our friends from Going Native Gardens are back this Fall with more of their locally-grown native plants for your wildlife-friendly home habitat! These will probably be our last plant sales of the year, so mark those calendars and be sure to stop by!




Our October Plant Sale Dates:
Saturday, October 19 | 10 - 12:30 (Wilmington)
Monday, October 21 | 10 - 12:30 (Southport)
Pr ograms and Events

Airlie Bird Walk 
Wednesday, October 9 | 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. With fall migration going strong, we are likely to see some interesting birds! Regular Airlie admission applies, or you can pick up a $2 discount voucher for the walk at Wild Bird & Garden.

Southport Bird Walk
Wednesday, October 16 | 8:30 - 9:30
Meet at Wild Bird & Garden Southport, 105 E Brown Street
Join Wild Bird & Garden staff for a birding stroll around Southport's historic downtown and waterfront areas. This walk is free and open to all!
Thank you for taking the time to read our latest news.  We're looking forward to seeing lots of old bird  houses  come in during our annual  House  Swap ; all trade-ins will be recycled or refurbished and donated depending on their condition. 
 
Thank You, and Happy Birding!
  Jill and the  Wild Bird & Garden Team


* Migration Coupon *

Present this coupon for 10% OFF any field guide.

(We won't name names, but some of us own multiple copies of the same guides: one for at home, and one to keep in the car...just in case we see something interesting while we're out & about!)

Limited to in-stock merchandise only. Offer may be presented on paper or screen for the discount!  Offer expires 10/31/2019
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