COLLINS, Paul

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Marla Daily, Paul Collins and Anibal Rodriguez
in the collections of the
American Museum of Natural History, New York
Paul Collins (middle) identifying eagle talons
in the collections of the
American Museum of Natural History, New York
Dennis Power, Travis Hudson, Jan Timbrook and Paul Collins, San Nicolas Island, January 1976

COLLINS, Paul (b. 1950), vertebrate zoologist on the staff of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History who has conducted extensive research on the California Channel Islands. His collections, spanning five decades, include all of the vertebrate groups: amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

During his collecting years, Collins collected 398 bird specimens. According to his records, his are the 5th most collected from the Channel Islands. (Linton collected 988; Van Rossem collected 562; Grinnell collected 457; and Willett collected 403.)

Paul Collins is member #17 of the All Eight Club, established in 1994. He became a member in 1995.



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Collins collected on:


ANACAPA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Anacapa Island Paul Collins SBMNH March 27, 1979 SBMNH-1841 Anas acuta Bird
Anacapa Island Paul Collins & Brian Arnold SBMNH October 18, 1980 SBMNH OS-2271 Tyrannus verticalis Birds


SAN MIGUEL ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Miguel Island Paul Collins SBMNH April 25, 1979 SBMNH-AV-23175 Tyto alba Eggs
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San Miguel Island Paul Collins SBMNH December 1, 2007 SBMNH-10162 Fulmarus glacialis Birds


SANTA CATALINA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island Paul Collins LACM July 20, 1986 no # listed Reithrodontomys megalotis Mammals
Santa Catalina Island Paul Collins LACM July 20, 1986 no # listed Reithrodontomys megalotis Mammals
Santa Catalina Island Paul Collins LACM July 21, 1986 no # listed Reithrodontomys megalotis Mammals
Santa Catalina Island Paul Collins LACM July 27, 1986 no # listed Reithrodontomys megalotis Mammals
Santa Catalina Island Paul Collins LACM August 5, 1986 no # listed Reithrodontomys megalotis Mammals
Santa Catalina Island Paul Collins LACM August 5, 1986 no # listed Reithrodontomys megalotis Mammals


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island Paul Collins SBMNH February 22, 1976 CCBER-5657 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island Paul Collins SBMNH February 22, 1976 SBMNH-5788 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds


SANTA ROSA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH September 22, 1975 SBMNH-AV-3285 Sitta canadensis Birds
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Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH February 25, 1976 SBMNH-3291 Passerculus sandwichensis Birds
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Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH April 19, 1976 SBMNH-3429 Passerculus sandwichensis Birds
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Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH May 26, 1976 SBMNH-AV-3500 Sitta canadensis Birds
Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH May 26, 1976 SBMNH-3501 Carduelis psaltria Birds
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Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH October 4, 1976 SBMNH-3643 Anas americana Bird
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Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH November 12, 1976 SBMNH-3682 Anas americana Bird
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Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH January 25, 1977 SBMNH-3844 Anas cyanoptera Bird
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Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH May 11, 1986 SBMNH-5599 Carduelis psaltria Birds
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Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH November 10, 1986 SBMNH-AV-5277 Sitta canadensis Birds
Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH November 12, 1986 SBMNH-AV-5278 Sitta canadensis Birds
Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH November 13, 1986 SBMNH-AV-5279 Sitta canadensis Birds
Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH November 14, 1986 SBMNH-AV-5294 Turdus migratorius Birds
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Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH July 15, 1988 SBMNH-OS-3751 Tyto alba Birds
Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH July 15, 1988 SBMNH-OS-3752 Tyto alba Birds
Paul Collins SBMNH July 26, 1988 SBMNH OS-3750 Puffinus griseus Eggs


SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND