Current Conference

Waterfowl Conservation Workshop

October 25th – 27th, 2018


This year, the 2018 International Wild Waterfowl Association Conference will coincide with the 2018 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop in Greenville, North Carolina.

The Waterfowl Conservation Workshop was created in 2016 by Sylvan Heights Bird Park and the International Wild Waterfowl Association. The objectives of this event are to establish a network of professionals dedicated to the future of waterfowl conservation, address current concerns across the industry, bridge gaps in communication among international organizations and communities, and provide a resource from which aviculturists can draw knowledge and information about waterfowl husbandry.

For information about workshop registration, lodging, and travel, please visit the Waterfowl Conservation Workshop website:


2018 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop


2018 Post-Conference

Sunday, October 28th & Monday, October 29th

(Post-conference itinerary is still in progress and is subject to change.)

Sunday Oct 28th: depart from Scotland Neck for tour of the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC. Evening tour and dinner at Pheasant Heaven in Clinton, NC. Overnight in Clinton, NC.

Monday Oct 29th: Tour of private bird collections. Visit Walt and Gay Sturgeon’s for a NC style pig-picking dinner.

Tuesday Oct 30th: flights home out of Raleigh (RDU)

Post-conference registration coming soon!