Raise the Pavilion!

Progress as of March 2018



As attendance, field trips, and event bookings continue to increase at Sylvan Heights Bird Park, it is apparent that we are outgrowing the capacity of our Visitor Center!  Our current major construction project will give us room to grow by providing a beautiful outdoor setting for educational programs, park events, family reunions, parties, weddings -- even movie nights!




What is The Pavilion?

The Pavilion will be located in the wooded area behind the park’s South America aviary (near the treehouse), and will comfortably accommodate large school groups and events. It will serve as an outdoor classroom during the day, setting the stage for our unique interactive bird and wetland education programs.  The Pavilion will also be available to rent on evenings and weekends, providing a world-class event space for the community and generating additional revenue to benefit education and conservation programs at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

If you would like to help us complete this project, please consider making a donation.  You can also call the park at (252) 826-3186 for more information or to donate by phone.  Sylvan Heights is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting the future of Sylvan Heights Bird Park!




Privacy Policy

Sylvan Heights Bird Park will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. The Park recognizes certain levels of donations in its newsletter, on a donor board, and on sponsorship signs. Any contributor can request to remain anonymous with regard to such recognition. The North Carolina Zoological Society assists Sylvan Heights Bird Park by processing the Park’s membership applications and certain donations. The Zoological Society treats the Park’s information with the same confidentiality as the Park does.


Sylvan Heights Bird Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.



Financial Report

As a non-profit organization, Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park & Eco-Center, Inc. (d/b/a Sylvan Heights Bird Park) is required each year to file a Form 990 with the United States Internal Revenue Service. The Form 990 details the Park’s finances, programs and mission. The most recent Form 990 is available for download below. (The 990 is in PDF format and requires Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.)


Sylvan Heights Bird Park Form 990 2016-2017