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William T Everett



Bill Everett is a research and conservation wildlife biologist specializing in ornithology and island biogeography. His more than 45 years in the field have taken him to 59 countries around the world with focused research in Africa, South America, Alaska, Antarctica, Baja California, and throughout the tropical Pacific Ocean. He has authored numerous scientific papers and popular articles.


 In 1977 Bill was appointed as a Research Associate of the Department of Birds and Mammals of the San Diego Natural History Museum, a position he holds to this day. In 1988 was appointed as the Senior Conservation Biologist of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology and in 1990 he was elected a Research Fellow of the Zoological Society of San Diego. The Royal Geographic Society of London elected Bill as a Fellow in 1996, following his election as a Fellow of the Explorers Club in 1993. In the 1990s he served as Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the Explorers Club.


Bill served as a member of the Conservation and Research Committee of the Zoological Society of San Diego since the committee was first established in the 1980s. In 1990, he founded the Endangered Species Recovery Council, an international coalition of scientists and conservationists dedicated to finding solutions to the problem of species extinctions. He continues as President of the organization. In the 1990s he led the effort to save North America’s most endangered bird, the San Clemente Island Loggerhead Shrike. In May 2002 Bill was honored by in New York as a first recipient of the Explorers Club “Champions of Wildlife” award.

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