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Fall Birding Bonanza at Airlie Gardens!

Posted October 20, 2015 at 3:10 pm     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Come out to Airlie Gardens and enjoy a Fall Birding Bonanza on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, co-hosted with our partner Wild Bird and Garden!

The day starts with our regularly scheduled monthly Bird Hike from 8am to 9:30am, and all bird hike participants will be registered for door prizes. Please bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather. Bird Hikes are for birders of all levels; recommended age 12 and up.

From 9am to noon, view different types of binoculars and spotting scopes from Vortex and Eagle Optics on the banks of the Airlie lake. Treat yourself to new optics for our area’s awesome winter birding, or get some holiday shopping done for the nature enthusiast on your list.

A special for the Bird Bonanza only – turn in your old binoculars (in usable condition) and get a $25 credit towards a new pair! Your old binoculars will be used by Airlie’s Environmental Education program, or donated to a local school to help children learn more about birds.

In addition to optics, Wild Bird and Garden will have a variety of books and bird feeders on hand to help you learn more about birds and keep them happy and fed all winter long.

Seabiscuit Wildlife Shelter will have live birds at the event from 9am to noon.

All activities are included in the cost of admission. Bird Hikes are free for all Airlie Gardens members. In honor of Veteran’s Day, all veterans will be admitted free of charge to Airlie Gardens all day (proof of military id required for free admission).


Airlie Gardens is a 67-acre public garden located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Established in 1901, the garden is a cultural and ecological component of New Hanover County and North Carolina history that features formal gardens, wildlife, historic structures, walking trails, sculptures, views of Bradley Creek, 10-acres of freshwater lakes, the celebrated 470-year-old Airlie Oak, more than 100,000 azaleas and countless camellia cultivars. For information about Airlie Gardens, visit airliegardens.org

Release Contact:

Janine Powell
Airlie Gardens
(910) 798-7703

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