Dear Members and Supporters of Sylvan Heights Bird Park,

Sylvan Heights Bird Park recently made the difficult decision to temporarily close to the public and cancel our March fundraising event for the safety of our staff and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As you may imagine, this decision was not made lightly, and it will result in a significant financial loss for the park during what is supposed to be our busiest season.  Rest assured that despite these challenges, our aviculture team will continue to provide first-rate care for the birds at Sylvan Heights.

We understand that everyone is facing these difficult and uncertain times together.  Many of you have asked how you can support the park during the closure, so we have provided the list below for those who are able to help.  As always, we are grateful for the generosity of all of our members, volunteers, donors, and guests, and we look forward to seeing you at the park again in the future.




Make a donation of any amount online. Donations directly fund bird care, conservation projects, and education programs.





Feed A Duck

For a $100 donation, you can become a proud sponsor of one of the wonderful waterfowl at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. For each duck sponsored, you will receive a certificate to display in your home or business.


Feed A Duck





Purchase, renew, or upgrade your Sylvan Heights membership. All active Sylvan Heights memberships will be extended one month past their original expiration date to compensate for this temporary closure. Any memberships purchased, renewed or upgraded by March 31, 2020 will also have their expiration date extended by one month.






Purchase tickets to the park online. You may use your tickets on any day within one year of purchase..


Purchase Tickets



Gift Cards

Purchase a gift card for park admission to give to friends and family. The gift card may be used on any day within one year of purchase.


Gift Cards



Corporate Members
All active Corporate Memberships will be extended one month past their original expiration date, and unredeemed park admission tickets will be honored through the end of 2020, or until their original expiration date - whichever is later. For more information about how your business can become a corporate member, please click here.



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. Recent Form 990s are available for download below. (The 990 is in PDF format and requires Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.)


Sylvan Heights Bird Park Form 990 2017-2018


Sylvan Heights Bird Park Form 990 2016-2017