Where do you fly away to when life becomes too stressful? Let me tell you about a beautiful place in NC that can only be described as one of my personal “Seven Wonders” of my world at least. It is a waterfowl sanctuary in Scotland Neck, NC called “Sylvan Heights Bird Park”. It is the largest waterfowl sanctuary in the world and is twenty-six acres of sheer beauty. You will see beautiful birds and flowers and everywhere you turn you’ll see beauty and have a chance to see the birds. If you go to the Landing Zone, you will have an opportunity to feed them as well and let them land on you, and believe me they will land on everything: your shoulders, your head, and your shoes, especially if you have laces.
If you are an avid bird watcher or a professional or hobbyist photographer, this is one of the nicest places I’ve ever seen. It takes about a half day to really appreciate it and you will love the personal attention from the staff towards you and the birds. Put this place on your bucket list!