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APWS 2021 Convention - To Be Announced

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

** 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)