About The Workshop

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.

The 2018 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop will consist of two days of presentations and discussion, and one day of practical, hands-on workshops at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. We will also offer optional post-workshop tours and activities.


October 25-27, 2018


Speaker sessions will be held at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville, North Carolina.
115 Heart Dr.
Greenville, NC 27834

The hands-on workshop will be held at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
500 Sylvan Heights Park Way
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Registration Fee: $95

Registration includes a seat at all speaker sessions and the hands-on workshop, snacks and lunch for all three days, transportation between Greenville, NC and Sylvan Heights Bird Park, admission to Sylvan Heights Bird Park for one day, dinner at Sylvan Heights Bird Park on October 27th, a take-home binder of the presentations, and a one-year membership to the International Wild Waterfowl Association.

Does not include travel to and from Greenville, North Carolina, accommodations, or dinner on October 25th and 26th.

*Please note that an online convenience fee of $7.35 will be added to the registration fee.

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Travel & Accommodations

The nearest airport to the workshop is Pitt-Greenville Airport (PGV).  Participants may also opt to fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and arrange ground transportation from Raleigh to Greenville (approximately 100 miles one-way).

For those without their own transportation, a bus will be provided for the trip between Greenville, NC and Sylvan Heights Bird Park on October 27th.


Please note: we are in the process of organizing a group rate at one or more of these hotels near the Heart Institute in Greenville, NC.  We will post that information as soon as it becomes available.

Holiday Inn Express Greenville
909 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834


Courtyard Greenville
2225 Stantonsburg Rd (US 264)
Greenville, NC 27834


Residence Inn Greenville
1820 West 5th St
Greenville, NC 27834



Current Itinerary
(Updated August 12, 2017)

Presenting at the Workshop

Would you like to present at the 2018 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop?  Please fill out and submit a presenter application below and we will contact you soon.

Presenter Application