Enjoy birding at the gardens an hour early the second Wednesday of every month, co-hosted with our partner Wild Bird & Garden! Enjoy a stroll around the grounds without the crowds. Recognized on the North Carolina Birding Trail as a Coastal Region site, Airlie offers some of the best birding in New Hanover County. Over 200-bird species have been observed in the garden, attesting to Airlie’s honor of being named a part of the North Carolina Birding Trail. To see what has been spotted, check out Airlie’s HotSpot on eBird.com, a free, easy-to-use, citizen science observation database.