This Seafood Soiree Is For The Birds


Famed for the glorious Crepe Myrtle Festival held here each summer, the public power community of Scotland Neck, located in eastern North Carolina, is also beloved around the world by wildlife conservationists, nature lovers and adventurous birdwatchers alike, for Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

Home to the largest collection of waterfowl on earth, and stretching more than 18 acres, this family-friendly facility houses more than 3,000 birds, and over 200 species, including some of the rarest on earth. Founded in 1981, the park raises donations and holds fundraisers and other events throughout the year to support its mission of protecting and conserving endangered waterfowl species and the preservation of wetlands.

Now in its 4th year, the Sylvan Heights Bird Park Annual Oyster Roast enables the park to support the programs it promotes. These programs help educate visitors about waterfowl conservation, supports science curriculum-based programs in schools, and advances the rights and interests of those engaged in the preservation of waterfowl for scientific, recreational, commercial, and hobby purposes.

The fanfare takes place January 18, 2020, and runs from 6pm-9pm. Tickets cover oysters and other seafood and non-seafood options, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment. To buy tickets, and learn more, visit

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