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Sylvan Heights Bird Park

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Address: 500 Sylvan Heights Park Way, Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Phone Number:
+1 252-826-3186
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09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visit the world's largest waterfowl park, featuring over 2,500 birds from...

Visit the world's largest waterfowl park, featuring over 2,500 birds from around the world in large walk-through aviaries. Meet endangered waterfowl, flamingos, parrots, cranes, toucans, and more. Get an up-close experience with parakeets in the interactive Landing Zone aviary. Unique education programs teach students of all ages about waterfowl, wetlands, and environmental science. Admission: $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for children. The park is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the spring and summer, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the fall and winter.

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Really nice bird park. Variety of birds, you can get really close

We toured the Sylvan Heights Bird park and were impressed with the variety of birds, how close you could get and the space. There are also pic-nic benches were you can take a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We toured the Sylvan Heights Bird park and were impressed with the variety of birds, how close you could get and the space. There are also pic-nic benches were you can take a brake. The park sells bird food. If you bring kids, it is a good idea to buy a big of animal appropriate food. Great outing.

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Garner, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The birds look fat and sassy. You get to see lots of birds from around the world. There is a bird feeding area of parakeets and flamingos. You have to be careful not to step on the parakeets. Very small children might be frightened of the birds flocking towards them. There are several netted areas to walk within. The netting... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sylvan Heights Bird Park website describes it well: "Sylvan Heights Bird Park is designed to give visitors an unforgettable up-close experience with over 2,000 waterfowl, parrots, toucans, flamingos, and other exotic birds from around the world... The 18-acre facility features spacious, walk- through aviaries displaying birds from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The aviaries are... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Some of the aviaries made it difficult to take pictures because of the netting. They really should try to come up with a solution to this problem. The only way I could get pics in some of the areas was to lean in as far as I could and snap a pic between the netting or zoom in between the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

When we have family in town we always look for things to do so we are not sitting at home. We stumbled across this place and decided to drive the 1-1/2 hours from Raleigh to get there. We spent almost two hours there looking at all the exotic birds. The grounds were well kept and nice to walk around in.... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a fantastic place to come and learn about ducks, geese and swans! Bring your binoculars and because the wetlands and wild lands surrounding the facility is full of some fantastic wildbirds too! And there is a special treat for kids or the kid in the adult to experience bird feeding also!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A fabulous bird sanctuary only an hour and a half from Raleigh. Birds are beautiful. Grounds are well-kept. One walks through aviaries with the opportunity to feed many of the species, of which there are an amazing variety of birds from around the world. Beautiful sounds and colors. Well worth the time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I traveled an hour and a half from Raleigh to visit and it was well worth the trip. Beautiful birds of all kinds on lovely grounds. It was a wonderful experience to feed the flamingos and parakeets. I highly recommend buying the seed sticks and allowing them to land on you as they enjoy a snack.

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Mission, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a little gem tucked away in Scotland Neck! We came here with a family of young children, teens, grandparents and parents and we loved it. The birds in this bird park are well looked after and very comfortable showing off their beautiful and unique features. The park is well laid out, informative and well equipped with friendly staff... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Hard to photograph in many of the areas because of fencing. Nice birds to see but from what I had heard, I expected more and better opportunities to photograph different bird species. Area is well laid out and the provided map was a help. I was glad to be able to use a tripod, but it was hard to get... More 

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