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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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Hours:
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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Worth the drive

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan L
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Nora A
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Jeanne F
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Oxford, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Sylvan Heights Bird Park offers visitors an opportunity to not only view hundreds of birds, but you can walk through several aviaries and even feed some birds. Purchase a seed stick for one dollar and enjoy parakeets perching on your hand or arm. Don't be alarmed if one perches on your head momentarily. You can always purchase a bag... More 

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Arlington, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

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 price is right, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

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 with that. 😊 The park is beautifully laid out, and the birds are in well kept enclosures and are easily... More 

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