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Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck
(4.9/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We spent a fantastic Saturday here with our family. But it would have been just as good without the kids! Tons of birds, and the park is set up so that you can walk close to them and interact. The pri...  more »
  • We went here on a spur of the moment visit. So glad we did. We got there a little after 2:00, and practically had the park to ourselves-off season, mid week and school day probably had a lot to do wit...  more »
  • Yesterday was my second visit ro this park, and it was as delightful this time as it was several years ago. The park is beautifully maintained, and the staff are friendly and informed. A wide range of...  more »
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  • 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.