Amy Kilshaw

Blogger Profile: Amy Kilshaw

Amy Kilshaw has been a research associate for the Maui Bird Conservation Center since June 2010. Amy studied Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool. Her passion for birds growing up led her to pursue a career in avian husbandry. Amy worked in Alaska for four years with the only captive flock of research Steller’s eiders and many other Arctic bird species, including puffins and kittiwakes. She volunteered her time working for a bird rehabilitation center treating injured birds such as bald eagles, snowy owls and waterfowl. Before joining Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program, Amy worked in western Australia studying the breeding behavior of the fairy penguin.
Perfect Parrotbill Puppets

Perfect Parrotbill Puppets

The Maui Bird Conservation Center is pleased to announce the hatch of our second kiwikiu (Maui parrotbill) chick of the breeding season. The chick hatched on April 11 at 11 a.m.   read more

Nene Come Home

Nene Come Home

Our nene breeding program played a vital part in the conservation success for a species whose population was down to only 40 birds in the 1940s.   read more

Full House at Maui Bird Conservation Center

Full House at Maui Bird Conservation Center

The Maui Bird Conservation Center hosted its Annual Open House Events in November. We house some of Hawaii’s most threatened bird species: the alala (Hawaiian crow), kiwikiu (Maui parrotbill), puaiohi (small Kauai thrush), and nene (Hawaiian goose).   read more

Raising Maui Parrotbills

Raising Maui Parrotbills

A newly hatched Maui parrotbill weighs only 1.5 grams (about the weight of a large paperclip!) and needs to be fed every hour between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. for the first 13 days…   read more

Nene Propagation: End of an Era

Nene Propagation: End of an Era

The nene population throughout Hawaii has risen to nearly 2,000 birds, having been at a low point of only 40 birds in the 1950s, representing a very significant conservation success story.   read more