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2019 Conference - Field Trips

  • 29 Sep 2019
  • (UTC+10:00)
  • 5 Dec 2019
  • (UTC+11:00)


  • Come and see the Crocodylus Park Darwin and enjoy the brainchild of crocodile biologist Professor Grahame Webb, including a unique, comprehensive crocodile museum through which the results of over three decades of crocodile research are extended to the public. Totally owned and operated by Wildlife Management International (WMI), the staff of Crocodylus Park continue to research crocodiles and other species of wildlife, and promote the sustainable use of wildlife as a conservation tool. The tour starts with morning tea and a presentation by Graham Webb, followed by a guided boardwalk tour and crocodile feeding. We’ll finish the official part of the field trip with a boats tour. You can then take the shuttle back to the conference venue, the airport or stay at the Crocodylus Park a bit longer.
    Start: 8:30am, Finish: 12:00pm. Included morning tea, all tours and entry fees, shuttle to the park. Not included is the return shuttle which can be booked on the day for $5 per person.
  • Wildlife Drones will host Drones demonstration including drone flight, data collection and discussion of the collected data at the Howard Springs Nature Park. Debbie Saunders (Wildlife Drones CEO) will give a short introduction about drones in Wildlife Management, before we start with a live demonstration of drone systems in flight. We’ll end the morning with a discussion about the collected data and a Q&A session.
    Start: 9:00am Finish: 12:00pm. Transport is included and a light morning tea snack.
    Please bring Water, sun protection and comfortable clothes.
  • Spend the morning watching shorebirds along Buffalo Creek and George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. Included in this field trip is morning tea at Eva's Cafe. The field trip will start (7:30am) and finish (12:00pm) at the Conference venue.
    Participants need to bring: Sturdy covered footwear (e.g. boots), long sleeves and long pants (though cool, light fabric as it will be very hot and humid), hat, water bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen and binoculars.
  • Please join us for an evening spotlighting at the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, approximately 70 kilometres east of Darwin along the Arnhem Highway. We begin the tour with dinner at the Humpty Doo Tavern (not included in the registration fee), and then enjoy an evening looking for Northern Territory nocturnal wildlife.

    Tour starts 5:00pm Conference venue. We’ll return to the Conference venue by 10:45pm.
    Participants need to bring: Sturdy covered footware (e.g. boots), long sleeves and long pants (though cool, light fabric as it will be very hot and humid), torch (preferably head torch), water bottle, insect repellent.

Registration is closed

The 2019 AWMS conference has a number of field trips running on both Monday 3 December and Thursday 5 December.  Field trips have limited numbers so register early to avoid disappointment. 

  • (7:30am - 12:00pm)
  • (5pm - 11pm)
  • Friday Drone Workshop - $25.00 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Friday Field Trip - Crocodylus Park - $65.00 (8:00am- 12:00pm)
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