If you like what we do at Sylvan Heights Bird Park, please consider making a donation.  Your support helps us continue our mission to educate the next generation about the importance of conserving waterfowl and wetlands, as well as our conservation programs that help preserve some of the world's rarest birds.



"The future of conservation rests in the hands of the young people we teach."

-Mike Lubbock, Founder and Executive Director, Sylvan Heights Waterfowl



Donations make the difference.



Help us fill in the blanks! Admissions, memberships, and sales only cover a fraction of what's needed to keep Sylvan Heights operating. Please consider supporting our conservation and education programs today.




In addition to monetary donations, Sylvan Heights is in need of some new or gently used items. If you would like to donate any of the items on our wish list, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (252) 826-3186.


Wish List

Trail cameras for wetland education programs
Utility vehicle


Small wish list items:

Heavy-duty plastic or ceramic pet dishes (small or medium sized)
Stiff bristle brooms/brushes
Heavy duty garden hoses and nozzles
Small insect or butterfly nets
Parrot toys and pet toys (rope, sturdy rubber or plastic)
Rubber floor mats
Mini flashlights for candling eggs
Large ropes for perching



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