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Birds and Mammals

Bird Atlas
The Collection
FAQ's About Birds
FAQ's About Mammals

Field Guide


Phil Unitt
fax: 619.232.0248

Departmental Staff and Associates


Philip Unitt, Curator, is a specialist in subspecies identification of California birds and author of The San Diego County Bird Atlas, The Birds of San Diego County and editor of Western Birds, the regional journal of ornithology for western North America.

Scott Tremor, Mammalogist, specializes in surveying for and identifying southern California mammals.

Susan Arter, Research Associate, is a specialist in the identification and analysis of animal skeletal remains from archaeological sites.

Dana McLaughlin

Genie Fleming

Paul Schuche

Angelo Soto-Ceteno

Research Associates

Ms. Susan Arter

Mr. William T. Everett

Dr. Eric Mellink,
Ecología de Fauna Silvestre, CICESE
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Dr. Michael A. Patten

Dr. Amadeo M. Rea

Department Associates

Ms. Suzanne Bond