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 consisted of two days of presentations and discussion, and one day of practical, hands-on workshops at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. WCW 2018 coincided with the 2018 International Wild Waterfowl Association Conference, which was also held in eastern North Carolina.

WCW 2020 will be held in the Netherlands, at the campus of Aeres MBO Barneveld and at Ouwehands Zoo. WCW 2020 will include speaker sessions and hands-on workshops in Barneveld and a tour at Ouwehands Zoo. A post-conference wild goose safari is optional.

WCW 2020

February 20-22, 2020
100 participants maximum
Optional wild goose safari: February 23, 2020

Location 2020

Speaker sessions and hands-on workshops will be held in the Netherlands, at
Aeres MBO Barneveld
Barnseweg 3
3771 RN Barneveld
The Netherlands

February 22nd will include a tour to Ouwehands Dierenpark/ Ouwehand Zoo, at
Ouwehands Dierenpark
Grebbeweg 111
3911 AV Rhenen
The Netherlands

Registration for WCW2020

main programme:
€197,50 + €2,50 fee

Registration includes:

  • Admission to the WCW2020, February 20-22 2020.
  • A seat at all speaker sessions and the hands-on workshops at Aeres MBO Barneveld
  • Snacks, drinks and lunch at Aeres MBO Barneveld
  • Entrance zoo excursion, February 22nd 2020

Does not include travel from airport to Barneveld and back.
Please note that main programme will start early on February 20st, please arrive on time.

Option: hotel + transportation.
€192,50 + €2,50 fee

Registration includes:

  • Three night stay at hotel “Mennorode Elspeet”, February 19-22 2020.
  • Breakfast and diners at hotel
  • Transportation between hotel and Barneveld, February 20 + 21, 2020
  • Transportation between hotel and zoo, February 22, 2020
  • Price is based on group rates; p.p. for double-occupancy rooms
  • Single rooms for €15 extra per person, per night (€45 per person, for 3 nights)

Does not include travel from airport to hotel/ Barneveld and back.
Please note that main programme will start early on February 20st, so please arrive February 19.

Option: post-conference wild goose safari by touringcar.
€62,50 + €2,50 Fee

Goose sightings below sea level + birding at the island of Texel!

Registration includes:

  • Admission to post-conference wildfowl safari, February 23 2020
  • Full day safari incl. lunch (fish & chips), transportation by touringcar and ferry

Please note we need a minimum of 40 attendees to keep it going.

Option: Extra night at hotel (Febr 22-23)
€67,50 + €2,50 fee

Registration includes:

  • Extra night at hotel + breakfast
  • Price is based on group rates; p.p. for double-occupancy rooms
  • Single rooms for €15 extra per night

This feature is an extra service if you join the post-conference wildfowl safari on February 23rd, or if you have your return flight on February 23rd.



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Travel & Accommodations info

The nearest international airport to the workshop Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS).

Group rates for double-occupancy rooms have been arranged at the following hotel near Barneveld:

Hotel Mennorode
Apeldoornseweg 185
8075 RJ Elspeet
The Netherlands

Hotel Mennorode is centrally located in the Netherlands, at just an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. This unique hotel includes no less than 10 hectares of private land, bordering Het Loo Royal Estate.

More info: https://www.mennorode.nl/en/