Peter Luscomb has over 35 years experience trapping birds in the wild and bringing them into captivity. In 1976 he organized his first expedition to the Alika'i on Kaua'i to collect native birds for Honolulu Zoo. Since then he has been involved with over 60 collecting trips in Hawaii, Papua New Guinea and the Common Wealth of the Norther Marianas islands. Peter was on the USFW Service Pacific Island Recovery team when it was active and retired from the Honolulu zoo as the general curator after 38 years. Peter is the co-leader of the Mariana Avifauna Conservation program and co-founder of Pacific Bird Conservation.
Herb Roberts started his zoo career in 1974. In 1986 he joined the Memphis zoo as the curator of birds, a position he held until his retirement in 2014. Herb has developed expertise in the captive management of wild doves and pigeons and was the Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) chair for this group in American zoos for over 12 years. He has received 2 Significant Achievement Awards for captive breeding programs from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). In 1993 Herb was involved with the Marianas Archipelago Recovery Survey where he oversaw the capture and acclimatization of Mariana fruit doves for a captive breeding program in US zoos. Herb has managed this captive population ever since. Herb is the co-leader of the Mariana Avifauna Conservation program and co-founder of Pacific Bird Conservation.