Giving and hosting fun and educational presentations and events here at the shop is something we love to do. Sharing the joy of birds and nature is at the core of everything we do at Wild Birds Unlimited of North Asheville.
We will add new events here as they are scheduled. We also keep our facebook and instagram pages updated with in-store events.
Our Recent Events:
Saturday, June 24 at 12PM
"All About Bluebirds!"
We welcome Chuck Arthur to the store to discuss all things bluebirds! Chuck will talk about the once bleak bluebird population and how it recovered since the late 1960's. He will also discuss bluebird biology, interesting facts and help get you prepared for next year's nesting season. Chuck is a native son of Asheville, North Carolina. Chuck's love of nature was instilled by his parents. His enchantment with bluebirds came directly from his mom. He is currently a county representative for the NC Bluebird Society. This is a FREE event that is open to the public. No registration is required. Please bring your own folding chair if you do not wish to stand.
Saturday, July 1 at 12PM
"Making Asheville Safer for Songbirds"
We welcome back to the store Paulina Jones from the Coalition for a Bird Friendly Asheville. The Coalition is dedicated to making Asheville safer for the resident & migratory songbirds in Western NC. Through educational outreach and advocacy, they share easy-to-implement solutions with the Asheville community that reduce the threats posed to birds by the human-built environment. They believe that everyone can make their homes and/or businesses safer for birds and are passionate about connecting folks with resources to accomplish this task. Learn about the leading threats to songbirds in human-built environments and the simple strategies you can take to make your home and/or business safer for our feathered friends.This is a FREE event and open to the public. No registration is required. Please bring your own folding chair if you do not wish to stand.
"Biologist Sarah Harper, lead of Sullivan's Island Environmental Education and Research Program in Sullivan's Island, SC"
Sarah Harper is the director of the Sullivan's Island Bird Banding Station, a long-term monitoring station located in a conservation easement on Sullivan's Island that studies both resident and migrant birds. The Sullivan's Island Bird Banding Station is next to the beach and includes maritime forest and scrubland habitats. A variety of migratory songbirds use the land as a stopover location, breeding or overwintering grounds. Data is collected year-round at the station by a dedicated group of volunteers. Sarah will discuss her work on the island collecting and analyzing data to better understand migratory patterns and trends and also discuss migratory birds in Western North Carolina. Sarah studied Biology at the College of Charleston for her bachelor's degree and the Citadel Graduate College for her master's degree. She has volunteered at a variety of bird banding stations around the country as well as in Belize, Costa Rica and Perú. No registration is required for this FREE event. Please plan on standing or bring your own folding chair.
"Phoenix Landing Foundation: Caring for Parrots Throughout Their Lifespan"
Come meet Andy, a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, and Paco, a Blue Front Amazon! These boys love to meet and greet anyone who pays attention to them! Talk to staff/volunteers at Phoenix Landing who help work to assure all of our Phoenix Landing parrots have a succession of excellent homes throughout their long lifespan. Learn about the needs of pet parrots in captivity and how we advocate for healthier lifestyles. This is a great event for the whole family! No registration is required for this FREE event. Please plan on standing or bring your own folding chair.
For more information on these events, please call the store at (828) 575-2081. Stay tuned for more events in the future! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on store events, news, sales, and more.