Sharon Belcher

Blogger Profile: Sharon Belcher

Sharon Belcher began her career in avian husbandry caring for parakeets at age seven and is now excited to work for a program where she can be part of conservation in action. As a senior research associate for the Maui Bird Conservation Center, where she has worked since 2002, Sharon oversees artificial incubation/hand rearing and manages the captive population of puaiohi. Sharon earned a bachelor’s degree in ecology, behavior, and evolution from the University of California, San Diego, in 1999.
Aloha, Green Mama

Aloha, Green Mama

In total, there were seven puaiohi (or small Kauai thrush) eggs collected that year, all a cream color with a thousand tiny, brown spots speckling the fat end, and only five were fertile.   read more

Nene: Movin’ On Up

Nene: Movin’ On Up

Red Rocket (#14) and NU (#30), our two oldest nene (or Hawaiian geese), have been around long enough to see plenty of changes.   read more

‘Alala Takes Extraordinary Flight

‘Alala Takes Extraordinary Flight

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, was a pivotal day for the management of the ‘alala flock…and for the management of one particular bird: studbook #33, better known as Kinohi.   read more