BURT, Homer Clarence

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Homer Burt's grave, Forest Lawn Memorial Park,
Glendale, California
Photo courtesy of Greg

BURT, Homer Clarence (1888-1934), Arkansas-born clothing salesman and avocational oologist whose egg collection is located at the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. In 1911, Burt, Walter Harrison, and fellow oologist Sidney Peyton spent March 14-20 on Anacapa Island collecting eggs. They were transported by H. Bay Webster aboard his boat, Anacapa.


Directory of Members, Cooper Ornithological Club, May 1914:

  • H. C. Burt. Monolith, Kern Co., CA 1910


Burt collected on:

  • Anacapa Island (1911)
  • San Miguel Island (1905)


» Burt, Homer C. An Early Spring Trip to Anacapa Island in Condor 13:5 (164-167), September-October 1911.

Homer C. Burt. An Early Spring Trip to Anacapa Island, 1911



Island Collections~

Anacapa

5/15/1911 NMNH birds

ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Anacapa Island H. C. Burt & S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 15, 1911 WFVZ-39560 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island (Cat Rock) H. C. Burt WFVZ May 15, 1911 WFVZ-80897 Brachyramphus hypoleucus Eggs
Anacapa Island H. C. Burt & S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 15, 1911 WFVZ-32392 Haliaeetus leucophalus Eggs


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) H. C. Burt WFVZ June 5, 1905 WFVZ-32098 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
San Miguel Island H. C. Burt WFVZ June 5, 1905 WFVZ-80943 Uria aalge Eggs



In the News~

May 16, 1905 [OC]: “The party of young men, consisting of Lester DeWitt of this city, Charles and Homer Burt and Elmer Hames of Santa Paula, who went over to Santa Cruz Island, returned last week. They report a very good time and say that the yacht Vishnu and Captain Merry are strictly all right. They had little mishap, except that DeWitt fell out of the boat once and swallowed over a gallon of very salty water before the skiff could reach him. As he is a good swimmer, he was in no danger…”


May 26, 1905 [OC]: “The party of young men, consisting of Lester DeWitt, Homer Burt and Elmer Hames of Santa Paula, who went over to Santa Cruz Island, returned last week. They report a very good time and say that the yacht Vishnu and Captain Merry are strictly all right… They are arranging to go again in the near future…”


June 1, 1906 [OC]: “A party of Oxnarders, composed of Lester DeWitt, Homer Burt, Allen Frayer, C. J. Rotbert, Lawrence Rundle, Antonio Rubiales, James Denton and Raymond Hope, will embark from Port Hueneme tomorrow evening in Captain Merry’s yacht for a ten-days’ cruise to the Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz islands.”


June 8, 1906 [SBMP]: “The power yacht Vishnu, Captain Merry, came into port yesterday noon having as passengers Professor Appleton of Chicago, and his two assistants, Homer C. Burt and H. S. Hedrick. These members are members of the Audubon Society and are enthusiastic ornithologists...”


June 18, 1906 [OC]: “A party consisting of Homer Burt, Lester DeWitt… of this city returned last Friday from a visit to the islands off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. It was a trip with two objects in view—pleasure and a knowledge of that most interesting of all Nature’s studies—birds… Said Homer Burt to a representative of the Courier: ‘We left Hueneme on the evening of June 2nd on the steam sailing launch Vishnu, Captain H. T. Merry…”


July 11, 1934 [LAT]: “Deaths. Burt. July 10, Homer C. Burt, beloved husband of Hazel B. Burt; loving brother of Lena Whisler, Charles and Roy Burt.”