51 Years Ago, Millions Of Blackbirds Mysteriously Descended On The Tiny Town Of Scotland Neck, North Carolina

The old saying birds of a feather flock together has more than one cultural meaning in the tiny North Carolina town of Scotland Neck in Halifax County. For those living in the small, peaceful town in the late 1960s, they’ll likely never forget the several million birds that descended on the town wreaking havoc for at least three months straight with no reprieve. It was a dark time for the small town – in more ways than one.

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Do you remember the 1969 invasion of blackbirds in Halifax County? We’d love to hear your firsthand account so feel free to join the discussion!

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If you love birds and want to see them in much smaller numbers, then Scotland Neck is the home of a fantastic bird aviary that you can visit. Keep reading to learn all about Sylvan Heights Bird Park!

Address: Scotland Neck, NC 27874, USA