Sylvan Heights is not just for the birds

Published 2:31 pm Friday, October 4, 2019

By Wendy Harrison


scarlet ibis

A Himalayan monal and a scarlet ibis (pictured) were also two of the many attractions. Submitted | Wendy Harrison

Participants in the Community Education Program at Camp Community College recently had the opportunity to engage in fowl play while visiting Sylvan Height’s Bird Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina.

The park is home to more than 2,000 waterfowl and exotic birds. The facility has aviaries set up by continent, which includes birds from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In the Landing Zone, visitors can enter into a free flight area and feed various birds.

“It was a wonderful trip,” said Community Education Coordinator Melba Holland. “Everyone explored the park at their own pace. We then enjoyed our bagged lunches together in one of the picnic areas at the park.”

For more information about other sessions of the Community Education Program at Camp, contact Holland at or 569-6062.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Camp Community College. She can be reached at