APWS 2021 Convention Tentative Dates

Are Presently September 15 – 19 2021

New York where APWS began in 1936 for 85th Anniversary

Trip May Also Include: Massachusetts, Connecticut and a Possible Post Trip to Maine

Please Note: Due to Covid Restrictions We Are Still in the Beginning Stages of Planning

For More Information or if You Would like to Participate in a Tour Please Contact

Janet Trader, APWS Convention Chair

PH: 757-990-0116

**Must Be Registered To Attend**


~ Past Conventions ~

APWS 2020 Convention – Minneapolis Minnesota

Cancelled Due

to Covid 19

APWS 2019 Convention TENTATIVE Schedule – Hosts: Eugene and Cathy Goss

**Arrival Airport – Orlando International Airport (MCO) – (NOT Orlando Sanford International)**

**Departure Airport – Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)**

Convention Chair: Janet Trader Email:

** Must Be Registered to Attend **

For Hotels – Contact Janet Trader


Day 1 – Wednesday Nov 6, 2019

Arrivals Embassy Suites from Orlando International Airport (MCO) – Call Embassy Suites For Pick Up

3:00 pm Late Afternoon Board Meeting

Welcome Packets – Hotel Lobby 5:00 pm

Dinner on Own


Day 2 – Thursday Nov 7, 2019 – Depart 8:00 am SHARP

Arrive 8:45 am     Gene Cathy Goss Bird Aviary

Guest Speaker: Sugein Lopez-Goss – Animal Keeper at Disney Animal Kingdom

Display: D. “Grenville” Roles – will be offering for sale recycled copies of his book ‘”Rare Pheasants of the World” — first
published in 1976, second edition in 1990. Also some of the original drawings and hand colored prints. He will also bring
a number of other books from his personal collection plus some books related to gamebirds and waterfowl. He plans to
donate 15%of profit of sales to the APWS

Depart 11:30 am    Arrive 12:00 pm Lunch at Catfish Place (own cost)
Depart 1:15 pm      Arrive Gatorland

Depart 345 pm Return to Hotel by 5:00 pm

Dinner on Own at Hotel or Nearby Restaurants

Day 3 – Friday Nov 8 , 2019 – Depart 9:00 am Arrive

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Giraffe Ranch Tour
Afternoon and Lunch in Dade City

Ariive 5:00 pm Embassy Suites Orland

Dinner on Own at Hotel or Nearby Restaurants
Day 4 – Saturday Nov 9, 2019– 9:00 am Speaker Setup – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Speaker Panel: Noon Lunch Break
9:30 –     9:45         T.J Pluid – Youth in Aviculture (Plus a possible Bird Topic)
10:00 – 10:45        Gen Andersen – Zoo Managed Gamebirds and their Status
11:00 – 11:45         Kurt Landig – His trips into China into the habitats of the Brown Eared and Chinese Monal Pheasants
1:00 –     1:45         James Pfarr – Polymorphism and Leucism: Its Evolutionary Significance in Pheasants
2:00 –     2:45         Stuart Denton – Peacock Pheasants
3:00 –     3:45         Donald Bruning – Waterbirds in Aviculture

All Day Display Meet and Greet with Frank and Pascale from Brinsea

5:00 pm Set Up for Benefit Auction

7:00 pm Buffet Dinner and Auction

Day 5 – Sunday Nov 10 , 2019– Depart 9:00 am

10:00 am Tour Brevard Zoo
Pizza Picnic Lunch at Zoo
Depart TBA – Birding Stop on way to Hotel
Arrive 5:00 pm to Embassy Suites Orlando

Dinner On Own
Day 6 – Monday Nov 11, 2019 – Depart 8:00 am SHARP
Arrive 10 am Jason Shane Bird Aviary – Port St Lucie
Depart 11:00 – Box Lunches on Bus
Arrive 11:30 pm Sylvia and Stuart Denton Bird Aviary – Palm City
Depart 12:25 pm for South Florida Wildlife Center, Fort Lauderdale

Arrive 2:00 South Florida Wildlife Center, Fort Lauderdale

Arrive 5:00 pm Embassy Suites Ft Lauderdale Dinner on Own at nearby Restaurants

Day 7 – Tuesday Nov 12 , 2019– Depart 8:30 am

Arrive 10:00 Miami Zoo
Behind the Scenes Tour of Asian Aviary and Off Exhibit Breeding Center

Lunch on Own at Zoo
Remainder of day to Tour Zoo on own Depart Zoo 3:00

Arrive 5:00 pm  to Embassy Suites Ft Lauderdale Hotel

7:00 pm Farewell Awards Dinner at Hotel
Wednesday Nov 13, 2019 – Flights Home Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

APWS 2018 CONVENTION ~ Montreal and Québec Canada
September 30 ~ October 5, 2018 ~ Hosts: Clément Pagé and Jean Bourassa

The entire APWS Group at Jean Bourassa’s