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Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park and Eco Center

Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park is a fascinating world of birds

See owls and endangered birds at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park near bigmill.com

There are more than two thousand birds from six continents in Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park located in Scotland Neck in eastern North Carolina. It is truly a bird watcher’s paradise!  In fact, it features the largest collection of waterfowl in the world. 

Founder Mike Lubbock loves every bird – but his true love is their breeding program, especially with endangered species like Asia‘s White-Winged Wood Duck, South America’s Orinoco Goose and the Madagascar Teal of Africa.

North Carolina's Our State Magazine cover featuring Birdman.

Called “the Bird Man” by Our State Magazine, Mike Lubbock’s moniker fits well.
(Cover photo of Our State, February, 2013)

Endangered bird breeding programs at Sylvan Heights in eastern NC. Read more on chloesblog.com

Some of the birds wander around as if you weren’t there, others like Matilda might follow you, and some sit in their cages, posing like the colorful Conure Parrot. Several eastern turkeys just showed up and decided to hang around.

Matilda at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park Scotland Neck NC, just 40 miles from Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. It's a fun thing to do for the whole family. A bird-lover's paradise. bigmill.com

Imperceptible overhead nets protect the chicks and small birds from predators. With these unique species, vibrant colors and exotic birds, this is a photographer’s paradise.

Colorful ibis at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park Scotland Neck | read more on Chloesblog.com

And don’t be surprised if a laughing Kokobura sings for you…guaranteed to make you laugh – and remember our feathered friends are watching you.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & to PLAN A VISIT

Open April-October, closed on Mondays (Call for winter schedule)
Find Sylvan Heights on Facebook
(252) 826-3186

GETTING THERE:

1829 Lees Meadow Road
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

92 miles east of Raleigh, NC
90 miles southwest of Norfolk, VA
114 miles southeast of Richmond, VA
40 miles northwest of Big Mill Bed & Breakfast in Williamston, NC

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NC


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Author: Chloe Tuttle

I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.

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