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Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck

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Wildlife Area
Purpose and Objectives

1. To provide public education regarding the world's wild waterfowl and the important role the many and varied species play in the ecosystem.

2. To engage the public in waterfowl conservation and the preservation of habitat.

3. To provide a world class destination for school and other groups with a special emphasis on reaching out to underserved populations and high risk children.
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  • We picked up a brochure in the NC Visitor's Center. I am a birder so when I saw it I knew I had to go. It was off the beaten path quite a ways and we only had a couple of hours to go through the "iter...  more »
  • My first visit and it is a hidden gem. Feeding the parakeets was a great time for adults and kids. The flamingos are spectacular.  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit on a Friday morning. There were not many people there except for a couple of small school groups. It is very well planned with a paved trail for most of it. There is a map ...  more »
  • I loved this place, and I'm not even a bird enthusiast. Many different kinds of birds are represented here, and being able to actually go inside some of the exhibits is a fun feature. I spent three hours here without getting bored, and I think I could have stayed longer if I'd wanted to. If you're interested in getting mobbed by dozens of adorable parakeets (and who isn't?), make sure you bring some cash so you can feed the birds at the Landing Zone.
  • Great place! Beautiful birds. But use cash only. Somehow there's fraud on my account after purchasing a membership here with my card.
  • Great place to visit. Great exhibits. I recommend highly to nature and bird lovers.
  • This is a place everyone must visit. Birds you don't see in every day life. This is a good day trip for families or just getting out.
  • The park is the largest aviary in the US and one of the largest in the world. It specializes in waterfowl such as ducks, geese, and swans from all over the world. Other birds such as peacocks, emus, owls, scarlet ibis, storks, along with many others are also included. Many are endangered or critically endangered. The park has a breeding program for reintroducing these birds into their native habitat. My wife and I were amazed to find such a place off the beaten path in rural North Carolina which is easily accessible from our home in Raleigh.