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:




SAN MIGUEL ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Miguel Island Paul Collins SBMNH April 25, 1979 SBMNH-AV-23175 Tyto alba Eggs


SANTA ROSA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH September 22, 1975 SBMNH-AV-3285 Sitta canadensis Birds
Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH May 26, 1976 SBMNH-AV-3500 Sitta canadensis Birds
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
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


SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND